just a little laugh

“Laughter is the closest distance between two people.”
– Victor Borge

A friend of mine was recently widowed when her husband of 50+ years died. Being across the country, I wasn’t able to visit her, so I decided to call instead. I was surprised at how nervous I was to dial the phone. I was afraid of interrupting a family moment. I was afraid of saying the wrong thing. I was afraid of hearing grief in the voice of someone I love.

But, when she answered, we just talked honestly like we always do. It was so good to hear her voice, and she was grateful that I called. She even let out a few weary laughs which were wonderful to hear. And I didn’t feel so far away after all.

When was the last time that laughter surprised you?