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

K is for Kinski #2


John said...

That is one seriously . . . provocative pose.

Anji said...

So... is this more provocative than Joan Blondell in the tub reaching for the soap?? Jes' askin'

estiv said...

@Anji, I'd say yes, since the root word of provocative is provoke. Blondell is being playful, whereas Kinski is about as subtle as a stick in the eye.

I understand her friends used to shorten the name Nastassja to Nasty. Makes sense. Not that I'm complaining. But there is a sort of Catherine Trammell vibe here that's definitely not in the Blondell pic.

swac said...

Sadly, Ms. Kinski shot a movie here in Halifax once, and none of the people I know who worked on it had anything nice to say about her. Granted, people who work behind the scenes on movies can be pretty curmudgeonly at the best of times, but they can be pretty good judges of character (by the same token, her costar Robert Forster was described as a real pro and a delight to work with).