Vehement Flame

solomon02_200Fisher Tucker Thompson was a Black man who came by Dagny’s when I was there this morning with Eric Warnock, the 99 Cent Comedian. Eric was just there, I didn’t come there with him. Not that there’s anything wrong with him. Or Fisher Tucker Thompson. He is all right as well.

Fisher offered a bible quote, as he was speaking to Eric, so I took the liberty of finding it. He said, “jealousy is cruel as the grave,” so I found that it came from The Song of Solomon, Chapter 8, Verse 6:

6 Set me as a seal upon thine heart, as a seal upon thine arm: for love is strong as death; jealousy is cruel as the grave: the coals thereof are coals of fire, which hath a most vehement flame.

Here is some more from Chapter 8, to give the quote a little context:

2 I would lead thee, and bring thee into my mother’s house, who would instruct me: I would cause thee to drink of spiced wine of the juice of my pomegranate.

3 His left hand should be under my head, and his right hand should embrace me.

4 I charge you, O daughters of Jerusalem, that ye stir not up, nor awake my love, until he please.

5 Who is this that cometh up from the wilderness, leaning upon her beloved? I raised thee up under the apple tree: there thy mother brought thee forth: there she brought thee forth that bare thee.

6 Set me as a seal upon thine heart, as a seal upon thine arm: for love is strong as death; jealousy is cruel as the grave: the coals thereof are coals of fire, which hath a most vehement flame.

7 Many waters cannot quench love, neither can the floods drown it: if a man would give all the substance of his house for love, it would utterly be contemned.

Well, Fisher proceeded to give a homeless man some money, but he told him to spend it on food, water, or shelter, not on drugs, alcohol, or harlots. Certainly not on a drink of spiced wine of the juice of a harlot’s pomegranate.

I spoke with Eric afterwards, and he told me that Artie at Front Porch Music was back, and the store was open. Artie is there, but in a wheelchair. Ginger, Artie’s dog, is there also, though he is 15 years old, and getting on in dog years. Ginger may be female, but for some reason I thought that he was male, in spite of the name. But it could be a male name as well, like Ginger Baker the drummer who played with Eric Clapton in Cream. Artie is a drummer, so that might have been why he named his dog Ginger, not after the movie star character on Gilligan’s Island. Ginger Grant was played by Tina Louise. The show is called Gilligan’s Island, but the theme song is The Ballad of Gilligan’s Isle.

Eric thought of a joke that he shared with me, and it was about Joel, an Artist who hung out at Dagny’s:

Does an Artist Articulate?

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