“Lightning Bugs Jazz” – Our Man Lump Sum Tom painted this [oil on tin] while in quarantine waiting for COVID test results, which take more than a week where he lives. We think it has a good dose of Jiveyness. Results came back negative.
——– …and in a barely related note, this chuckle from a regular listener:
A chap I know from the central valley drops by. We get to jawjackin’ and he tells me that this pandemic thing is a Chinese bomb set off on purpose because we (the good ol’ USA) was doing so well. I said well geez, this is a worldwide plague, killing thousands worldwide. He shot right back, “Why do you think we have so many more deaths than any other country? China. They made the bomb that way…that’s the way they planned it.”
Not able to grasp the logic, I said that I’d heard of people who really believe the earth is flat and he says, “yeah well, are you gonna get a vaccine when they have one?”, I said yeah sure, I root for science in all cases. He said “Not me, no way.”. Are you an anti-vaxxer too, I ask. “Yep” he says. I couldn’t help myself and quipped, “well, as long as you’re the last to get a hospital bed and first in the grave, I guess that’s fair.” and he smiled and said “I got no problem with that.” We both smiled and parted ways.
I like this guy. He’s a nice guy. People believe every kind of thing. I’m just hoping I don’t fall off that big waterfall where the sun goes down.