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

The Gunslinger Guide to Sophia Loren #16

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7 comments :

Christopher said...

WHUT?..WHERE? ??=:Oo?

Vanwall said...

Awesome shot!

Kyle L said...

This is serious

Kyle said...

"Hmph."

Mrrspidey said...

God, I love that woman!

Brent McKee said...

There is something odd about this one for me. It is a shot of Sophia that looks nothing like the Sophia Loren that we've always known.

Kimberly Lindbergs said...

I think she's really unguarded here and obviously not all that happy about having her photo taken. I love it.