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

The Gunslinger Guide to Catherine Deneuve #5

5 comments :

Robert Fiore said...

It brings to mind a statistician's explanation of your chances of winning a state lottery: "Somebody's going to win, but it won't be you."

Nanners said...

Perfection

marietta said...

In fact,she dont need a soft focus.

Peter L. Winkler said...

In this photo, she bears a striking resemblance to Inger Stevens.

Loye said...

In this photo, she also bears a striking resemblance to everything I've ever dreamed of.