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

Marilyn in Action #44


Marilyn disguises

6 comments :

MichaelRyerson said...

Okay, this is unsettling.

ms.zebra said...

Wow, a Marilyn Monroe photo I haven't seen. And what a fabulous one. (Btw, I've been following your site for a while now, and love the "picture book" quality of it. Where do you get so many great images??)

Christopher said...

thats kinda skeeeerry =:oO
its Ginger Grant

Tommy O'C said...

Blondes really do have more fun...

Brent McKee said...

They may not have more fun, but Marilyn at least looked like more fun as a blonde.

Anitra said...

I love the tension in the arch of her foot. She's still not allowed to set her foot comfortably or firmly down on the ground.