Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Life Could be a Paper Clip
Is there anything more boring than a paper clip? Yes, indeed. Life without laughter.
My personality is rather hum-drummy. I can delve into serious matters but I wish I had a quick wit and could make people laugh.
Norman Cousins wrote Anatomy of an Illness, telling how he cured himself of a fatal illness by living with laughter every day. (He later said the disease may have left him anyway because he didn't fear the disease. That is another story but I'll just focus on the laughter part.) The doctors were baffled to witness such medical defiance.
I've been seeking out old movies or old re-runs that make me laugh. I've rediscovered Frasier. Every member of that cast clicked beautifully and each individual got their share of laughs. Niles is such a hoot who gets laughs with every expression. The show seemed to lose it's pizazz after Niles and Daphne got married. It felt like new writers to me but it still gave plenty of laughs.
Some situation comedies bore me silly but I'm open to any suggestions you might offer. I don't want my life a paper clip. I want my life one big loud belly laugh. So be it!