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

Marilyn in Action #49


Marilyn absorbs

4 comments :

Operator_99 said...

Love the photo, but really want to be able to read the book titles.

marietta said...

Auf jedenfall ist eins von Dostojewski dabei,rate mal.

justjack said...

I wonder if she's listening to Rachmaninov's 2nd Piano Concerto.

parallaxview said...

Hi - still enjoying the blog - thanks.

(I'm assuming you monitor comments even though they may be on older posts.)

Just thought that this link to a set of Misfit photos for Monroe, Gable, Clift, Miller and Huston might interest you:
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/gperf/shows/misfits/multimedia/intro.html

all the best, parallax