the poignancy of cracking up

“Laughter can bring a new perspective.”
– Christopher Durang

I grew up around a lot of laughter. My parents are rather hilarious and so are my sibs. Wit and whimsy have helped me to get by in the world. “Cracking up” on a regular basis keeps me feeling light. It’s a release of tension, I suppose.

Durang’s remark is a thoughtful one. Humor gets people’s attention. When we’re laughing, we’re listening. And when we’re listening, new perspectives find their way in.

Have you had a good laugh lately?

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