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

Artists in Action #621 (New Year's Edition, part 2)

Charles Boyer and Hedy Lamarr
Charles Boyer and Hedy Lamarr ring in the New Year.


Daniel Thomas MacInnes said...

That's Hedley!

swac said...

Hedy looks ecstatic.

marietta said...

Über das singen.
This morning i waked up 11 clock it rings on my housedoor.I open and before my< standing : hitler,very tan,himmler and göbbels,cladding as the holy three kings,to ask for a littel money for all the poor peoples.

this is for stuff only!