Laughter – Thankvember Twenty-Fifth
Today, I am paying tribute to our family’s secret superpower – laughter!
Laughter has been much on my mind, these last weeks, and, since I’ve written two pretty nifty poems about it recently, I am going to repost them as today’s gratitude.
May you enjoy, chortle, chuckle, giggle, titter….
Last Night, We Laughed
Last night, we laughed,
Annalise and I, together.
She is 8, and I am 43
And yet we were bound
In that just-right moment
By the sheer hilarity
Of the mental image
And, on a slightly more serious note….
Tonight, I am home alone.
With the television – music and inane advertising,
The pleasant and the irksome, in turns.
The rattlehum of the heater bouncing gently
Up and down the hall.
Predictably warm, and comforting on a chill night.
The rattling ting of the dog’s tags as he moves
The guinea pigs’ deep purrs and high squeaks.
Remind me that this solitude includes them.
The slliiissshhhthump of hot water
hitting a plastic milk jug, and the
so-soft pip-pop of newly born bubbles.
The slightly discordant symphony of
Our motley collection of dishes
clank tinkle sliding into order again.
And, woven through and all around,
The memory echoes of the music
That most defines my life.
It is the music of laughter,
Of giggles, and squeals, and sometimes snorts
Bubbling, exploding, surprising.
It runs through our lives and our souls
Like a flowing river, alive, mutable
Its song burbling mirth.
It is our nourishment and sustenance
The force that connects us one to the rest.
Our not-so-secret superpower.
I hope I gave you a chuckle, a guffaw, a snort, or a snicker –
Or maybe all of them, and more!
Laughter, I love you! Thanks for the laughs!
- Simplicity – Thankvember Twenty-Fourth (shanjeniah.com)
- Laughter: Use As Directed (billmcmorrow.com)
- So It Goes – Thankvember NaNoROW, 11/25/12 (shanjeniah.com)
- A Livelihood – Thankvember Fifteenth (shanjeniah.com)
- Laughter is the best medicine, the sillier the better… (scenickviewz.wordpress.com)
- A right laugh (widemargin.wordpress.com)
- The Health Benefits of Laughter (everydayhealth.com)