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

Marilyn in Action #59
When Legends Gather #653

Marilyn sits with Sitwell.

7 comments :

marietta said...

Es gibt ein Alter in dem eine Frau
schön sein muss,um geliebt zu werden.
Und dann kommt ein Alter,in dem sie
geliebt werden muss um schön
zu sein.

Francoise Sagan.Sorry,in deutsch,it is hard to Tranlation.Is there anyone to
translate it? Thanks so much,

Marietta.

swac said...

Here goes: "There is an age when a woman must be beautiful to be loved. And then comes an age when to be loved must be beautiful."

NadineisthatU said...

Genuine. Both ingenious.

JonCow said...

Judging by the body language, I don't think Marilyn sat well with Edith.

marietta said...

Hi swac,thanks for the kindly translation.i really did appreciate
it

davidly said...

Really nice go, swac, but it should be:
"There is an age when a woman must be beautiful to be loved. And then comes an age when she must be loved to be beautiful."

You got the second part backwards.

swac said...

What can I say, I don't speak (or, more to the point, read) German. Missed it by that much.

Thanks for the clarification!