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

Action Now #16

Valerie Harper joins in protest
Original Caption:

Actress Valerie Harper holds up sign reading Women Against Pornography in front of a movie theater showing the 1972 pornographic film Deep Throat in Manhattan on May 31 1980. Harper starred in television's Rhoda series and joined a demonstration of women protesting the film.


Will said...

I see nipple! (2nd from the left)

Tommy O'C said...

Protesting a 1972 film in 1980? I like the Rhoda reference, lest one asks, "Who the eff is Valerie Harper?"