This weekend we have been spending time with family. A birthday celebration turned birthday weekend.
Simple ingredients for every family event in the summer: pool, never-ending food, and laughter. Getting together with my family has been an antidote, a temporary relief from the heart ache of missing my eldest.
I have found solace, comfort, and relief in laughter. We are ridiculous, absurd and discuss the impossible. My cousins make me laugh until I pee my pants. They take me out of my head and keep me in this moment.
My friends do this too. All the people I love make me laugh so to me laughter is love. To laugh is to express love and joy outwardly. Finding humour in life is a way of getting in touch with the essence of what this journey through life is all about – to feel everything in every moment.
Laughter is good for the body and soul. If I can laugh, life isn’t as serious. The world is lighter. There is an injection of hope into any situation. Laughter implies connection. I have let my guard down long enough to share this joyful view of the world. It is a form of empathy – looking at a situation with a common perspective. I see what you see.
And if tears of laughter and tears of sadness come from the same place, why not spend more of your time crying because life is so hilarious and fun?
100 scribbles…hurriedly writing the here and now.