I don’t remember the last time I laughed, really laughed from deep in the belly until tears rolled down my face. Do you?
I believe we’re missing something nowadays, and the something we are missing is laughter. Yes, we smile. We might even giggle or chuckle, but we don’t roar with laughter anymore. Is it because we don’t have anything to laugh about? Or is it because nothing is funny?
I remember watching old Disney movies. Not the cartoons but the live-action movies. Good old movies such as With Six You Get Eggroll, The North Avenue Irregulars, Hot Lead, Cold Feet, and The Apple Dumpling Gang. I remember laughing throughout all of these, from beginning to end. Laughing out loud until I cried.
Do we laugh at anything anymore?
Not too long ago, I was reading a book while waiting at a restaurant. There was one scene where a single guy was babysitting three little boys. The situation wasn’t necessarily funny, but the writer’s gift for description was hilarious. I couldn’t help but laugh while trying to keep quiet and not make a spectacle of myself. A woman at the next table asked what I was reading because she wanted to read something that would make her laugh, too.
There are so few good
humorous stories being written. Why not? In this day and age, don’t we need laughter more than ever?
What do you think? Inquiring minds want to know.