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

Artists in Action #595


Spencer Tracy plays ball

4 comments :

justjack said...

This wouldn't be from the set of "Boom Town," would it? By weird coincidence, I just watched it last night.

Christopher said...

that famous Tank in the background would place him on the MGM lot

JonCow said...

He's too old. Probably Pat and Mike, in keeping with the sports theme.

swac said...

Pat and Mike was 1952, and those are '40s cars in the background, but the film could be set in the '40s...