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

Sex Education #155
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MadHatter said...

Yet another gorgeous shot of this lovely lady! Good Morning, Natasha!

little augury said...

though, I know it isn't so-one of the most wonderful compliments I ever received was being told I looked like NW. I lived on that forever. Truly the last of the Hollywood Legends. pgt

mister muleboy said...

oh my

mister muleboy said...

and little augury, I think I love you

sight unseen

but description/comparison noted!

Chick Young said...

Now that's a great 40th birthday post! She's my fave-gal-of-all time and it's very appropriate that a friend posted this link on my fb page today. THANKS!

marietta said...

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