I've been performing my morning laughter ritual slightly differently lately. Instead of going through the laughter exercises, I conjure up some very funny stories from my life:
· * Adele, the 80-something ex-nun in our writing class, who loved to shock, using the f-word, causing Bill, the sweet 80-something ex-newspaper reporter, to gasp slightly and question his ears with a “what?” causing the ex-nun to gleefully repeat her f-word….well you had to be there to get how hysterical this repartee was.
· *My friend’s 5 year old daughter spontaneously, and for no clear reason, shouting “Barbie Win!!!” with fist pumped in the air for emphasis.
* * Or Rex doing his James Brown imitation!!!
Retrieving memories, that kept me howling then, are keeping me howling now.