Clowns to the Left of Me, Jokers to the Right
One day social media-ites are shouting #Stayhome on Twitter, outraged on YouTube if anybody even thinks about going out as we begin to #OpenAmerica. And then, the next minute, just as theme parks, Las Vegas, and churches are allowed to crack open a door, going through triple flips to adhere to strict precautions, swarms of people standing shoulder to shoulder (with/without masks) are protesting not only all over America, but in several parts of the world, too. Yes, it’s horrendous in the middle of this bizarre time of our lives. But really? This boggles my mind. No wonder the lyrics “clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right” from “Stuck in the Middle with You” by Stealers Wheel, 1972 come to mind. (Yep, that’s me, circa early 70s, in my redhead phase).
[No intended meaning about this song beyond a 1970s teen-ager’s interpretation of the lyrics “clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right.”]