Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Sometimes you just need to laugh

You can see that my brother and I were getting our laugh on a few years back. I pulled this picture out tonight because I needed it. Today was a bizarre day for me — quite a roller coaster of emotional mess brought to the surface by everything from personal crap to lamenting the 50% of black kids who aren't graduating from high school (what the HELL are they doing?!?!?!). So luckily, I was able to get some writing done. And I found myself laughing out loud at the scenes I was writing. Strangely enough, I remembered that I'd done the same thing the day before, while writing in Barnes & Noble. And I didn't even care about the weird looks I was getting from folks reading nearby. Then I came home and at my mom's behest, I watched the opening monologue of Jay Leno, who compared a real life praying-at-the-gas-pumps prayer group to Bush's energy plan — and I laughed some more. Earlier in this evening I was in the deepest despair, but just laughing helped me become more optimistic about the future. So, feeling down? Here comes the corn: Turn that frown upside down. Ciao, jd

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