Saturday, January 12, 2013

Laughter

Laughter is my favorite sound. It is a comfort in a world of chaos. As I write this my beloved Grandmother (Nan) is in a hospital and I am praying that she will get well. Truth be told I don't know what will happen. But what I do know if when I visited her yesterday every now and then she would laugh. No it wasn't out of the blue. Nan was laughing at my Mom. Mom is probably the most epic storyteller I know. She can make a walk in the park sound like a sweeping Greek comedy. This is not an exaggeration. She tells the best stories and you can't help but laugh. And not just any laugh. The kind of laugh that hurts in the pit of your stomach, makes you face smile wider than ever and makes tears fill up your eyes. Beautiful cleansing tears. Mom told her stories and Nan and I laughed. And even though that laughter may not change the outcome of Nan's hospital stay for the moment we were elevated. Laughter made it alright for that moment.





7 comments:

  1. Some people say that tears and pain are weakness leaving the body. I think laughter is bad energy leaving the body.

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  2. Jennifer Mae HilesJanuary 12, 2013 at 4:47 PM

    Wishing you all the best, I hope she gets better and It's so nice to hear that you had a good time on your visit. I love to laugh, I consider it my exercise since it burns calories :)

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  3. I hope your grandmother gets well and she will be in my prayers. It is great to see that your mom is using comedy to help with healing pain. They say Laughter is sometimes the best medicine for healing.

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  4. I hope everything turns out well.In the meantime laughter is the best medicine. I'm sure your grandmother feels better when she can laugh with you.

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  5. Laughter is medicinal. My son, whos 14 months, makes me feel so warm and happy when he smiles and laughs. Happiness is contagious. I hope your Grandmother gets well soon. <3

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  6. i wish I was that good at storytelling! Your Mom has a great gift! I truly hope your Nan pulls through and will be out of the hospital soon!

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  7. This is exactly how my Mom was when she was dying of cancer. She always thought about everyone but herself!! She was the best Mom ever!

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