On laughter (or the lack of it)

When I think about it, I don’t laugh so much these days. Is this a part of growing older, or just the strange COVID times we live in?

Our January 7 Bloganuary prompt is: What Makes You Laugh?

Very few comedies – films or television – make me laugh. Oh, one or two: “Stir Crazy” with Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor makes me laugh (that scene where they walk into the jail, pretending to be tough bad guys, just kills me!) I discovered that it was directed by the iconic actor Sidney Poitier, who has just passed away. “Sitcoms” generally don’t amuse me at all. I cannot think of one that tickles my funny bone.

Gene Wilder (left) and Richard Pryor being ridiculously silly and funny in “Stir Crazy” (1980). One of the few comedies that actually make me laugh.

OK, so perhaps I don’t have a sense of humor. But…

What – or who…makes me happy (and if I am happy, I tend to laugh)?

I would say firstly, my husband – who has the weirdest sense of humor, which has got more whacky and way out in the past few years, I would say; and our son, who has acquired, from somewhere, a dry, sarcastic sense of humor.

Being with people I love – family or friends – makes me happy. They know who they are. And so, then I laugh.

It’s as simple as that.


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