Humor’s way gets the gray out of the gray matter.
“Humor is by far the most significant activity of the human brain.” —Edward de Bono
It defrags a bundle of nerves.
“At the height of laughter, the universe is flung into a kaleidoscope of new possibilities.” —Jean Huston
It reboots the motherboard.
“Humor is my default mode.” —John Updike
Sadly, many busy bodies have no time for it.
“A good time to laugh is any time you can.” —Linda Ellerbee
Their bio-clocks are logged-in to a cuckoo metaphor of existence.
“Clocks slay time… time is dead as long as it is being clicked off by little wheels; only when the clock stops does time come to life.” —William Faulkner
They have timelines, datelines, and deadlines on their minds, between the morning alarm and lights out.
“Some things are so serious you have to laugh at them.” —Niels Bohr
No worries. Even a busy mind may find humor’s way to save the day.
Eternity is a mere moment, just long enough for a joke.” —Hermann Hesse
Indeed, there is a magic pill for it.
“This I conceive to be the chemical function of humor: to change the character of our thoughts.” —Lin Yutang
It combines the language of imagination, metaphor, with the literal levity of love, music, play, meditation, whirling like a Dervish, and bathing in light.
“The highest state is laughter.” —Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
True, exuberance makes it sound over-the-top. But it is balanced by the thoughts of rational minds.
“Good humor is a tonic for mind and body. It is the best antidote for anxiety and depression. It is a business asset. It attracts and keeps friends. It lightens human burdens. It is the direct route to serenity and contentment.” —Grenville Kleiser
This post henceforth reads like a book.
“Who laughs, lasts!” —Mary Pettibone Poole