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

Tricky: Scenes from a Life #104

Tricky and the wife doll themselves up for the Senior Prom (1958)


Christopher said... can't see him but Bela Lugosi is standing just behind and between.

Trader said...

I thought there would not have been any reflect on the mirror, only his wife...


la peregrina said...

I see Mrs. Nixon is wearing her respectable Republican cloth dress.

Brooks said...

This is a trick shot of a port hole arrangement shown prior to his famous 50s "I am not a vampire" speech. Checkers kept jumping through the hole ruining the effect so they had to put him down.