“When you realize how perfect everything is you will tilt your head back and laugh at the sky.” –Gautama Buddha
A philosopher, a saint and a sex therapist walk into a…
“A serious and good philosophical work could be written consisting entirely of jokes.” –Ludwig Wittgenstein
Our philosophical work zings one-liners like a top banana at an ecumenical council.
“God is a comedian, playing to an audience too afraid to laugh.” –Voltaire
It flings food for thought like figs from a Bodhi Tree.
“As soon as you have made a thought, laugh at it.” –Lao-Tzu
It sheds light in the shade where laughing Buddhas and ravers have it made.
“Those who can laugh without cause have either found the true meaning of happiness or have gone stark raving mad.” –Norm Papernick
Lest you miss the forest for the trees, it tilts your head back so you can laugh at the sky.
“We don’t laugh because we’re happy, we’re happy because we laugh.” –William James
It cracks the combination to an infinite treasure.
“If love is the treasure, laughter is the key.” –Yakov Smirnoff
It breaks the time barrier and all physical laws.
“Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand.” –Mark Twain
If you have yet to realize how perfect everything is, get the gift.
“If you are not allowed to laugh in heaven, I don’t want to go there.” –Martin Luther
True, laughing may seem an irreverent expression of sublime happiness. No worries! We laugh in reverence to the gods of creation (also called imagination); whence the inspiration for the series, ‘Tree Poems.’
“The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way. Some see nature all ridicule and deformity… and some scarce see nature at all. But to the eyes of the man of imagination, nature is imagination itself.” –William Blake
The movie featuring this series is nurtured by the poem, ‘Trees,’ created by Joyce Kilmer, sung in a reverent tone.
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Life without laughter is like a tree without buds, flowers or fruit.
Thank you for reminding us that laughter and love grow on the same tree.
“Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.” -Khalil Gibran
It takes fewer muscle to smile than to frown…the effect of laughter lowers the blood pressure, reduces Cortisol the stress hormone…laughter helps clear negative thoughts…special laughs should be reserved for looking at that person in the mirror as we leave the shower…what happened to the hunk that is now a chump?
Thank you for a professional’s opinion. That ‘special laugh’ you refer to sounds like the one reserved for grownups.
“You grow up the day you have the first real laugh at yourself.” -Ethel Barrymore