You have to Laugh

You have to laugh to keep sane.

You have to laugh to offset all the pain.

You have to laugh to stop yourself from creating a poem by mistake!

Whatever the reason, you have to laugh sometimes.

So I was reading through my Facebook feed the other day. Missiles landing here. Missiles being deflected there. Buildings destroyed by falling missiles. Then I saw this:

It’s raining. The wet sort.

And I thought: good thing he qualified that.

We went to the Jerusalem Theatre to see a play that took place around the time of the Yom Kippur War. A notice went up before the play started:

Siren At TheatreDuring the performance, sounds of explosions and sirens will be heard.

Good thing they warned us.

Benji Lovitt wrote:

To my friends around the word: thank you so much for your concern. We are hanging in there. It’s not easy but we know what we’re doing. We’ve been through this before and we know it will pass soon. All we can do is say a prayer that someday, Tel Aviv will not be so humid.

Benji is a comedian who has been doing a lot to keep us laughing. And sane.

Jest as well.

By Miriam Drori

Author, editor, attempter of this thing called life. Social anxiety warrior. Cultivating a Fuji, edition 3, a poignant, humorous and uplifting tale, published with Ocelot Press, January 2023.

2 replies on “You have to Laugh”

I read a quote earlier today, I think it was on Facebook, from that wonderful TV programme M.A.S.H., set in a mobile hospital unit in the Korean War. The lead character said that he had to laugh when he opened his mouth to stop himself from screaming. Your post made me think of that. The humour that comes from adversity. Keep safe. We’re all thinking and praying for you here in the UK.

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