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

Seminal Image #1024


Naked
(Mike Leigh; 1993)

3 comments :

nestmeister said...

"Humanity is just a cracked egg, and the omelette... stinks."

An utter masterpiece of a film that never features highly enough in such lists.

(I could be wrong, but I sure this image is flipped.)

Tom Sutpen said...

Nein. Watched it again a few days ago. This is the image Leigh and Pope intended.

nestmeister said...

Thanks, Tom. Just checked myself and you are spot on.

Bit of a duel going on between my left and right brain.