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

When Legends Gather #590


Barbara Stanwyck, Gary Cooper, Errol Flynn and Lily Damita.

7 comments :

Max Allan Collins said...

When giants walked the earth...or anyway, sat on the earth and had cocktails....

mjrobertson said...

Looks like Flynn is telling Cooper to quit bogarting that joint.

Christopher said...

(cooper voice)I'll-give you-a Shot-gun barbara...

goomba said...

Barbara Stanwyck looks like Jan Brady here.

MadHatter said...

Circa 1936-7..... ?

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twister said...

Errol looks like he might've been getting the cold shoulder, from both Cooper and his wife, Damita and perhaps, seeking solace from a cruel mistress.