Saturday, September 7, 2019

The Funny

I like funny.  I like funny shows.  I like funny stories.  You have to understand something about funny.  It requires intelligence.  As my daughter and I finish Monk, I have to consider the shows that I  have liked and why I have liked them.  My favorite shows are funny shows.  Ironically clever shows that deal with tough topics.  Among my favorites are: Suburgatory, Dead Like Me, Pushing Daisies, Friends, Seinfeld, Super Store... I can go on.  But I don't like comedies.  They are too formulaic.  Unless they are Snatch type funny.  I love the movie, Snatch. 

I find that  like funny men too.  In fact, reflecting on my limited dating experience, I found in common that I liked funny, intelligent men.  None of them were what I wanted.  None of them clicked exactly.  It was like wearing your shoes on the wrong foot.  As a child, you don't seem to mind.  As an adult, it is unbearable.  And I'm very picky about my shoes. No cheap shoes will do for me either.  I want the good stuff or nothing at all. 

I saw a quote today.  It goes like this:
"Everything you do right now ripples outward and affects everyone.  Your posture can shine your heart or transmit anxiety.  Your breath can radiate love or muddy the room in depression.  Your glance can awaken joy.  Your words can inspire freedom.  Your every act can open hearts and minds."  David Deida

I don't want to just radiate fully and completely the joy of the Lord, despite my circumstances.  I want to be funny and intelligent. It's like going the extra mile.  I can do the extra mile, can't I?  That's all. 

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