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

When Models Were Models #24

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Jill Kennington

3 comments :

Mr DeBakey said...

So, which is skinnier,
Number 12 or her?

Brooks said...

She's too long to fit in #12 Im certain.

VP81955 said...

I've seen pictures of Jill standing with other people from about that time, and she's hardly a giant by any means. The angle of the photo, the slenderness of the car and her stance add the illusion of length.

Incidentally, Jill later switched sides (professionally speaking!) and became a renowned photographer herself.