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“When you realize how perfect everything is you will tilt your head back and laugh at the sky.” –Gautama Buddha

Tree Poem 1A 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

Tree Poem 2Our 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

Tree Poem 3It flings food for thought like figs from a Bodhi Tree.

“As soon as you have made a thought, laugh at it.” –Lao-Tzu

Tree Poem 4It 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

Tree Poem 5Lest 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

Tree Poem 6It cracks the combination to an infinite treasure.

If love is the treasure, laughter is the key.” –Yakov Smirnoff

Tree Poem 7It breaks the time barrier and all physical laws.

Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand.” –Mark Twain

Tree Poem 8If 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.’

Tree Poem IThe 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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4 Comments Post a comment
  1. Life without laughter is like a tree without buds, flowers or fruit.

    June 28, 2015
    • Ed #

      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

      June 28, 2015
  2. Terry Yacovitch #

    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?

    June 28, 2015
    • Ed #

      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

      June 28, 2015

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