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

They Were Collaborators #661

Frank Borzage and Janet Gaynor

1 comment :

Christopher said...

just recently watched the 2 Gaynor-Borzage films 7th Heaven and Street Angel from the UK-Borzage dvd,an excellent example of the power of simplicity,something Puccini must have realized when he wrote La Boheme.Watched 7th Heaven with my Ma who got all sentimental when she heard the music"Diane" playing.She was born the year this came out and it was her Dads favorite song.