Last night we went to a jazz gig by the truly wondrous @I_JeanToussaint
To be present whilst such astonishing musicians shared their mastery & exuberance could only be a huge positive, no?
Well, yes: unless you happen to be Jewish.
The reply was curt and dismissive and my wife was instructed “not to contact us again on this”.
As the @SheffieldJazz committee member introduced the gig and encouraged all present to support his organisation
On our journey home we reflected on whether this man was an alien who had landed in the milleu of @SheffieldJazz ?
We guessed not very many.
This jazz gig served to remind us that we are “different”. That we are on the outside.
Only they lived their lives under no cloud of uncertainty. They knew exactly what they were and where they stood.