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

F is for Frances McLaughlin-Gill #7

Model wearing cream-colored suit with orange scarf decorated with open dots, stands in front of silk twill wallpaper with a matching, small orange pattern. (1949)


justjack said...

and the lines of dots in her scarf almost perfectly line of with the lines of dots in the wallpaper. Nice!

Rule of Thirds is at play here, too, I believe.

I can't explain why, but this picture feels more modern than 1949. Perhaps the earth tones, almost op-art patterns, and Hammil-Camel haircut are putting me in mind of early-mid '70's? Anyhow, a wonderful photo.

Christopher said...

stunning woman...and I bet shes no skellyton under them wraps either!

marietta said...

No doubt,a beautyful foto,
girl and jacket is yery elegant.
at least,that jacket is two numbers
to big.