NOT LIVING IN FEAR IS A GREAT GIFT BECAUSE
CERTAINLY THESE DAYS WE DO TOO MUCH OF IT.
AND DO YOU KNOW WHAT I LIKE ABOUT COMEDY?
YOU CAN'T LAUGH AND BE AFRAID
AT THE SAME TIME - OF ANYTHING.
IF YOU'RE LAUGHING, I DEFY YOU TO BE AFRAID.
If you've read (pretty much) anything I've ever written, including the occasional blog post, you would know that I tend to dwell in the dark crevices of the human heart, in the shifty shadows of the mind. It's where my imagination lives, squatting in an old storage facility that I swear is packed with units full of creatures, heinous acts and furry, ferocious thoughts.
But every once in awhile, I manage to open a window in that dank place. I breathe fresh air, I feel the sun on my skin. And...I laugh. I flip through my "Calvin and Hobbes" books. I watch a funny/lighter movie, like "Music and Lyrics." I watch old episodes of "Seinfeld" and "The Big Bang Theory." I watch new comedies like "The Middle" and "Modern Family" and "Raising Hope."
And then I'm okay to crawl back inside my warehouse of doom. Why? Because, I know that when it gets too much, all I have to do is look down the throat of the darkness that's ready to swallow me whole, and, to quote Sheldon from "The Big Bang Theory" shout...
I'm smiling already.