Lightness & Levity

Live! Laugh! Love!

I’ve always hated that mantra.

The preponderance of those who use it seems to be a most unhappy lot.

Unless you’re Auntie Mame, you really can’t get away with telling me to live.

If you tell me to laugh at something, it immediately becomes less funny.

As for love, well… you must love me. And we all know how that went.

This post is for the dark times in which we live, a little breather to inject some lightness and hope into what is turning into a very disturbing time. Let’s move from my sarcastic beginning to a series of hopeful quotes, without cynicism or shade.

In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures. For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed. ~ Khalil Gibran

“Laughter is a sunbeam of the soul.” ~ Thomas Mann

“To jealousy, nothing is more frightful than laughter.” ~ Francoise Sagan

“You don’t stop laughing because you grow old. You grow old because you stop laughing.” ~ Michael Pritchard

“The human race has one really effective weapon, and that is laughter.” ~ Mark Twain

“With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come.” ~ William Shakespeare

“The beauty of the world, which is so soon to perish, has two edges, one of laughter, one of anguish, cutting the heart asunder.” ~ Virginia Woolf

Today, I’m choosing laughter.

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