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

The Gunslinger Guide to Sophia Loren #12

11 comments :

goomba said...

OMG!! The best yet!!

*(pant, pant)*

Robert Fiore said...

Anyone who's Italian, raise your hand.

MichaelRyerson said...

Here, let me hold those for you, Ma'am.

Tempest said...

By the GODS!!!

(said in my best Jack Hawkins impersonation)

James P. Walsh said...

Personally, I like the look in her eye and the expression on her lips.

Brent McKee said...

Well let's just say that there were two very good reasons why both Cary Grant and Peter Sellers chased after her!

(From "Two Nights With Cleopatra"?)

MadHatter said...

Hey, Sophia,
If you're happy and you know it, clap your hands!

>CLAP<

>CLAP<

estiv said...

@James P. Walsh, I agree. Instead of a lascivious expression, she has the face of a queen totally in control, deigning to receive praise from her subjects. Works for me.

Christopher said...

milk milk lemonade..'round the corner chocolates made..

Mrrspidey said...

Ooo, baby.

mister muleboy said...

I tell myself she's just another woman . . . .