Chris Walsh (chris_walsh) wrote,
Chris Walsh

Thankful for laughter

A lot of you? Funny people. A lot of you who I don't know, but whose work I read and see and hear? Funny people. I gravitate towards funny people. I was raised by funny people. I slowly, sometimes awkwardly, occasionally even painfully, learned to be funny. Or at least funnier.

I'm thinking about this because I, and a lot of people I know, have really, really needed to laugh lately. This has been a tough year: you don't need me to tell you that. I can dwell on what's tough. Dwelling's a well-developed skill of mine. I've had stuff to dwell on lately, but that's been true even when times were really good. Laughing cuts into that, releases some of the bad energy, even gives muscles a nice little (and completely enjoyable) workout.

I hope you can laugh when you need to. Heck, even when you don't need need to laugh, because it's at least good practice.

This post? Brought to you by how I roared repeatedly last night at the new film The Muppets. Wow: that's a funny, FUNNY film, and also really sweet (and also also really smartassed if you pay attention, the way the Muppets have long been). I won't spoil anything, but I want something to remind you visually and aurally that this film is out and able to be viewed, and -- hey! -- you might like it, and laugh needed laughs at it.


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