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Monday, August 1, 2011
Appreciating Life's Little Absurdities
Sometimes it is the absurdities in life that bring on a deep belly laugh, and open us to unexpected joy.
Maybe it isn't so funny to you. Perhaps if you had been there right then with the warmth of sunshine on your face, the gentle sea breeze waking your senses to the high calorie, deep fried sweets and fresh brewed coffee wafting by, you’d have thought so too? On a morning "walk" down at the seashore in early July, my niece Sarah (who probably has the most infectious giggle I've ever heard, bar none) and I thought it quite humorous for me to park here while waiting for my mom and sister to pick up our specialty doughnut order at "The Fractured Prune."
*Pronounced 'proo-in' if you are from Philadelphia and are of my mother's generation...don't know why, just is.
It shouldn't be funny, being handicapped, and parking in this spot...but it was, considering my vehicle was just like the one pictured on the sign. I mean, how often do you see an actual wheelchair parked in a handicap space????
I’m waiting (parked in bed) for my doctor to call and let me know whether or not I need another round of steroids, as my symptoms are a little worse, and definitely not better. I cannot think of a more optimal time to ponder joy and be present to my life as it is, than right this moment.
I have no deep, wise, thought provoking insights to offer today friends, simply this: laugh often, it truly is the best medicine.