A good “from-the-belly” laugh feels so good. Milton Berle once said, “laughter is an instant vacation.”
A couple of weeks ago, I went to a woman’s house for lunch. When I arrived, I mentioned that I had to leave before 3:00 to pick up a student for tutoring. My friend and I were very aware of the time constraints for our visit.
We were having such a great discussion that we completely lost track of time. We gabbed and laughed, ate a wonderful lunch and then laughed some more. Suddenly, it occurred to me that I hadn’t looked at the time.
What happened next could only happen on an “I Love Lucy” episode.
I completely freaked out and started running around the room. My friend wasn’t sure what to do so she started to run around the room and this frantic movement continued until we smashed into each other.
Something like this.
We couldn’t stop laughing as we continued to gather my shoes and coat, books and bags.
And off I went in a frenzy. The good news is that everything unfolded just fine.
This week, my friend came over to my place and when we talked about this comedy of errors, we just couldn’t stop laughing . . . again.
It was a glorious moment.
Life is definitely better when you’re laughing.
You can’t deny laughter; when it comes, it plops down in our favourite chair and stays as long as it wants. Stephen King
Certain essential aspects of the world are accessible only to laughter. Mikhail Bakhtin