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

Before and After #224: Sinéad O'Connor

Sinead before

Sinead after

7 comments :

Trader said...

Iicchhh..., that hurts... She has changed so quickly (or time passed by too fast).

surferelf said...

I was just thinking that it looks like life has been kind to Sinead.

Tommy O'C said...

I was just thinking that it looks like life has not been kind to Sinead.

plainwater said...

I agree with surferelf; she looks fresh-faced and youngish (she's 43!).

pinstripebindi said...

That is what 43 looks like when you don't cut and stretch sections of your face, or inject it with poison.

Girl looks good to me.

Alexis said...

she is a beautiful woman, then and now

Alexis said...

she is a beautiful woman, then and now