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

They Were Collaborators #679

kris kristofferson and isabelle huppert
Kris Kristofferson and Isabelle Huppert on the beach at Cannes, during the premiere of Michael Cimino's Heaven's Gate.


Fred said...

Isabelle looks like she's having almost as much of a miserable time as I did sitting through a screening of Heaven's Gate.

Tom Degan's Daily Rant said...

Heaven's gate??? Why the heck is Kris smiling?