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 #789


Jean Stapleton and Alice Cooper

6 comments :

Esco20 said...

Fantastic photo!!!

Do you know when and where it was taken?

WillyC said...

Thank you Esco20. I don't know when or where, but that might be Jack Klugman in the back.

RoseyCakes said...

this makes my heart sing

Holly Shaw-Hollis said...

Maybe that old show "Circus with the Stars"-or whatever it was called?? Thinking that by Jean's clothes.

marietta said...


Hi all,is anybody here who can tell me, wats abouts tom sutpen.I wonder his silence,marietta.

Tom Sutpen said...

Still here, Marietta. I'm just taking a short break from posting. I'll be back on Monday!