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 Legends Gather #647

Rosalind Russell and Frank Sinatra (with California Lt. Governor Goodwin Knight) in 1952.

Although we are assured that the photograph is genuine, close inspection is a reminder that doctored photographs are not children of the digital age.


JonCow said...

Is this the latest fad, having "Good" Knight inserted into your photo?

mister muleboy said...

If only the Lt. Governor's brother-in-law Goodwin Morrow had joined them. . . .

marietta said...

Stop girls,i think it`s better to wait.Grandpa is again on the Garret.He like to look in Grand
ma´s olds "Lady`s Ligneriecatalogue`s from the early fifties",he want to be on this
Foto to Granny`s Birthday.

marietta said...

Hi All, sometimes needs to take
another Measure, right? Thanks and Love to All here and a nice sunny