So last night the outdoor temp was 9 degrees. And although my little apartment was warm, the idea of curling up in my recliner with my favorite green fuzzy blanket seemed like a good idea. So I did. Kindle in hand I began to read and several paragraphs later, fell sound asleep.
Six hours later I opened one eye to discover morning had arrived. As I levered myself into an upright position, my joints screamed bloody murder from being in one position for so long.
I stumbled into the kitchen and started water heating for coffee, then proceeded on to the bathroom. As I passed the bathroom mirror, I glanced at it. The apparition that stared back at me caused me to back up for another look.
A bleary eyed old woman looked at me, every wrinkle visible in the harsh light. My hair has grown to be just a couple of inches above where my waist used to be. I usually just tie it back in a pony tail to keep it out of my food and the dishwater. It was now all askew with a huge rat's nest lodged in the pony tail over my left shoulder. My shirt was rumpled like I had slept in my clothes. Well. duh!
And that's when I started to laugh. I remembered this meme I had shamelessly stolen from Gorges over at Gorges' Grouse. He posts some good memes and this one had tickled me.
We live in a world of corrupt, power hungry politicians, and a government hell-bent on invading every aspect of our lives. Some of our schools are now teaching kids about alternative lifestyles, as if kids aren't confused enough just being kids. We have mobs of thugs harassing those who do not agree with their politics. We have laws that apply to the rank and file of us but not to the elite, apparently. And to top it off, we seem to be confused about which bathroom is appropriate to use.
We need more laughter. We need it to offset the craziness surrounding us. We need the silly jokes and comedians who are actually funny and the ability to laugh at the truly ridiculous situations where we find ourselves now and then.
Because when we lose our ability to laugh it quickly becomes just too much to bear.
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