Esoterica: The thought, “I’m cuckoo and you’re cuckoo” has always interested me. Accepting that others are also nuts is comforting, even heartwarming. It certainly explains a lot of things and makes negotiating more agreeable. The human race could use a bigger dose of cuckoo. In a way, the whole business of putting things on canvas is a sort of a gag. An irresistible gag. But it must be okay because we are all doing it, right? What’s really cuckoo is that some of us are still reinventing the tree.