“At the height of laughter, the universe is flung into a kaleidoscope of new possibilities.”
– Jean Houston
“From there to here, from here to there, funny things are everywhere.”
– Dr. Seuss
“Laughing through tears is my favorite emotions.”
– Truvy in Steel Magnolias
There is a specific freedom that comes from seeing the world as the funny / absurd place that it is. All seriousness, in a moment of genuine laughter, is lifted.
Many people these days can stand to hear about atrocious current events only through the lens of TV comedians. A friend of mine who’s in a really difficult marriage frequently listens to stand-up on his drive to and from work. When my mom was a hospice nurse, she preferred to unwind by watching a comedy show after work. Personally, I just feel better about life when there’s an easy availability of laughter within me. When I reflect back on my darkest times, laughter was really hard to come by.
When was the last time you had a great big laugh?