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

Sex Education #153

Stella Stevens 1960
Stella Stevens

10 comments :

mister muleboy said...

Author, author!

Max Allan Collins said...

Next to my wife (who I am happy to say bears a strong resemblance), this is the most beautiful woman who ever walked the earth.

Johnny said...

WoW!

Vanwall said...

Agreed, Max!

Tommy O'C said...

You posted Stella Stevens at least once before. It made me think of this pic. And here it is. Thank you, thank you, thank you...

Peter Nellhaus said...

Stella!

Christopher said...

great appassionata von climax!!
..I've seen that smile before in Ballad of Cable Hogue :o)

Fernando Kovac said...

Stella by Starlight!

MrsHubertAllstonWallingfordTheThird said...

Well! I never!!



(Really, I never)

I shall ascribe this to "art" although it strains the point with a cinematograph artiste.

Carry on.

MichaelRyerson said...

Stella and I spent many a pleasant afternoon in the bathroom of my parents house. If she only knew.