The Explanation
(for those who require one)

And, of course, that is what all of this is -- all of this: the one song, ever changing, ever reincarnated, that speaks somehow from and to and for that which is ineffable within us and without us, that is both prayer and deliverance, folly and wisdom, that inspires us to dance or smile or simply to go on, senselessly, incomprehensibly, beatifically, in the face of mortality and the truth that our lives are more ill-writ, ill-rhymed and fleeting than any song, except perhaps those songs -- that song, endlesly reincarnated -- born of that truth, be it the moon and June of that truth, or the wordless blue moan, or the rotgut or the elegant poetry of it. That nameless black-hulled ship of Ulysses, that long black train, that Terraplane, that mystery train, that Rocket '88', that Buick 6 -- same journey, same miracle, same end and endlessness."
-- Nick Tosches, Where Dead Voices Gather

They Were an Item #98

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Catherine Deneuve and Marcello Mastroianni

10 comments :

marietta said...

The friendly,but lascive side glance of marcello,leave not absolute without a doubt on the eternal loyality to believe,nice day,marietta.

H. P. L. said...

The velvet jacket days.

John said...

The most beautiful woman on the planet.

Fred said...

...with one of the most handsome men.

justjack said...

...so who the hell is sitting to Marcello's left? Claudia Cardinale?

Brooks said...

Or to Catherine's left, eh?

To me Marcello's look is to one of his mates saying "I'm with frigging Catherine Deneuve, heh heh!"

Christopher said...

before cell phones and ipods,people looked at other people while out on a date..

.k said...

Christopher, I'll love you forever for that commment
Oh Marcello *sigh* so handsome

James P. Walsh said...

Marcello= A man's man and a great personality.

Inquiring Camera Girl said...

Have you guys seen their daughter, Chiara Mastroianni? She looks JUST like her dad, it's astounding. But with a good dose of Catherine in there too. Chiara is a beautiful woman in her own right.