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I Got Plenty O’ Nuttin’

Daisies

I got plenty of nothing
And nothing’s plenty for me

I was just not feeling it today, folks.

Yesterday, either, for that matter.

Then, as I was about to give in and give up, I happened to catch Science Friday, my favorite car time mind candy. There they were, talking about Google Doodles, of all things, and the sheer joy of doing something because it pleases you and lets you tickle your own damn geeked-out whimsy bone.

So suddenly, on this glorious June day, I have Gershwin on the brain, in stereo, belted out by a crazy combination of Ella Fitzgerald and my father.

I like my whimsy bone. It  reminds me I have so much more than nothing…

Summertime, and the livin’ is easy
Fish are jumpin’ and the cotton is high
Oh, your daddy’s rich and your ma is good-lookin’
So hush little baby, Don’t you cry One of these mornings you’re gonna rise up singing
And you’ll spread your wings and you’ll take to the sky
But ’til that morning, there ain’t nothin’ can harm you
With Daddy and Mammy standin’ by Summertime, and the livin’ is easy
Fish are jumpin’ and the cotton is high
Oh, your daddy’s rich and your ma is good-lookin’
So hush little baby, Don’t you cry

One of these mornings you’re gonna rise up singing
And you’ll spread your wings and you’ll take to the sky
But ’til that morning, there ain’t nothin can harm you
With Daddy and Mammy standin’ by

 

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