Dancing Bananas

Dancing Bananas

“The only difference between a madman and me is that I am not mad,” Salvador Dali. It is a great honor to borrow his words and to be able to make the same declaration: the only difference between a madman and me is that I am not mad.

Mikhail Bakhtin: carnival, the world turned upside down, the world going bananas and those bananas dancing, as you can see in the painting above. It is a mad moment frozen in the still time of paint. And why shouldn’t bananas dance? Some one out there will remember Thunder Bay, 1981: ‘you just have to go bananas’ and the bananas duly appeared at half time instead of the oranges. Saint John, 1985: same thing.

And now the dancing bananas have emerged once more to fill your minds with pleasure and your hearts with joy. Go, bananas, go. Bananas-a-go-go. Way to go, bananas. And I tell you, given the current state of society, going bananas is the only way to go. So, in the next election, I shall form the Banana Party and we can all stand firmly, shoulder to shoulder and shout “Oh, Mighty Banana!” and “Go, Bananas!”

Ah yes, and my next painting? Maybe it will be Banana Custard or Banana Splits, not that I have ever done the splits!

One thought on “Dancing Bananas

  1. I do not recall what happened with or about bananas in Thunder Bay in 1981 and in Saint John in 1985. Please tell!
    I have decided bananas are the most expensive fruit in the world. I am instructed by my doctor to eat one of the phallic things every day because of low potassium so at least twice a week I must go to the grocery store to buy some new ones (they don’t last long). ANd every time i go to the grocery story I buy other things that I thing we need and end up spending too much money. I wonder what I can eat that will increase the amount of money in my bank account.
    Ana

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