It never rains…

The old adage holds true today, literally and metaphorically. It’s pouring here, with twice the average monthly rainfall for November expected in just three days. I live in an urban rainforest. November isn’t exactly noted for its arid quality at the best of times.

At the moment, things around here are less “life imitating art” and more “weather imitating life.” It’s a deluge. Too many people close to me are dealing with too many Big Things at the moment: ageing parents, major health issues, angry divorces… a lot.

The other night, one of those had-to-be-there moments gave one of those people a tiny break from the weight of all the Bad Stuff and had her in gales of laughter, the kind that leaves your cheeks and stomach hurting for ages afterwards. For those few minutes, there was no Stuff, just laughter. We all need more of that, I think. It’s too easy to get bogged down by all that’s stressful and energy draining. Sure, we have to deal with it, but having a little fun while we do makes it all just a little bit easier.

I was thinking about how much a good laugh changes the tone of my day when I read my fabulous friend Pam’s most recent blog post this morning. Fun is good. Go read her post, but in the meantime, here’s one of the videos she posted about the Fun Theory. Seems like a great idea to me.

1 Comment

  1. Karen
    Jan 13, 2010

    I recently saw those piano stairs on the news…I cannot remember where they were (a Scandinavian country, I believe) but how cool are they? I would be all over those stairs!