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Late afternoon, Yosemite Valley

Thursday, March 5, 2020

Dark star crashes...

Corona virus (Covid -19)

Having just gone through my own personal existential crisis, you'll have to pardon me for not jumping in to the coronavirus hysteria headfirst. If my number is called, it is called. But I am not going to rush over to Costco with all the other folks to pick up a six month supply of toilet paper in case it's the end of the world. If it truly is the end of the world I am going to be worried about saying goodbye to my loved ones, not about wiping my ass.

I hate to be too objective in such a tragic time but it is sort of a pretty virus. Kind of reminds me of the magnificent tie dye work of the Grateful Dead's master tie dye maven Courteney Pollock. Very lovely chromatically.

Incoming comet © Courteney Pollock

Pollock's beautiful designs graced many of the backdrops and speaker cabinets at dead shows I attended in the 1970's and 80's. Always a cut above.

I don't really have anything funny or profound to share about the Corona thing. I am sure that it has already taken out a lot of very lovely human beings. Exercise caution but don't get too freaked out. We will eventually get a handle on it. Hominids are a resilient bunch. And make sure that you support your local Chinese restaurant. They are taking a bath with all this negative publicity.


This is a high resolution photo of the virus that I imported to my desktop and have sent through a variety of visual fates and manipulations including a nine generator wave engine. Gives it a bit of an anthropomorphic dragon breathing fire face, which is somewhat fitting.

2 comments:

Jon Harwood said...

The photo you use for your Blogger ID or "avatar" suggests that you are well prepared for viral pandemics. I am looking into diver's hard hats. I also think the people who wear big bottled water bottles on their heads are quite swank.

Anonymous said...

I've been worried about the Chinese restaurants, also. Especially the "Great China" near Major Market. Let's all support them and the others.
Barbara