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

Before and After #256: Tupac Shakur


Before


After

2 comments :

Grey Tomorrow said...

Not after enough, say I...
http://www.thatericalper.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/1987259-TupacHologram-Coachella.jpg

chained and perfumed said...

I considered going that route but figured that the spitting photo was after enough. From performing arts school dancer to self appointed poster boy for "thug living" in a few short years.