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

Welcome to Show Business! #34

Original Caption:

New York -- Mrs. Frank Sinatra (aka Mia Farrow) and her religious instructor, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, meet the press prior to their departure for India. Miss Farrow says she is going to India to be a better person. The Hindu mystic conducts an international meditation society at Rishikesh in the Himalayas. Miss Farrow, estranged from her husband, did not say she if intends to stay in India, or whether her husband knows of the trip. (1968)

1 comment :

Peter Yezukevich said...

So if she hadn't married Sinatra, she wouldn't have been faced with the nagging feeling that she needed to be a 'better person', and wouldn't have hit up India with her sister, who in turn never would've refused to come out and play. So, thanks Frank, for planting the seed for one of The Beatles' greatest songs!