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

A Who's Who of Swinging London #16


Pattie Boyd

10 comments :

Timmy said...

Like Helen of Troy, she turned the course of Men's lives...

Fred said...

Layla!

Maureen said...

Layla.

michaelE said...

Layla!

MadHatter said...

"She puts on her make up
And brushes her long blonde hair
And then she asks me
Do I look alright
....And I say yes, you look wonderful tonight"

Kreisler said...

EC - poet laureate of Powellites the world over

Michael said...

She who inspired a thousand songs, or at least a bunch. And most were quite fine.

estiv said...

Nobody's yet mentioned:

Something in the way she moves
Attracts me like no other lover...

Sock MonKey 1 said...

She didn't look bad in 2007, when her autobiography came out.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/moslive/article-476091/Pattie-Boyd-Life-George-Harrison-Eric-Clapton.html

flynnd said...

The term OMFG truly seems like scant praise...