Over Christmas, Hubby connected with an old friend over the telephone. She mentioned that she has read my blog (now I know who to thank for giving me a number in my viewer Stats), and then she told him “You’re wife is so funny”…Hubby responded with stunned silence, before venturing to ask, “Really?… Have you met my wife?”…She also thought I sounded like a bit of a “party girl”. Again, Hubby responded with hesitation: “Really?… Have you met my wife?”… Ok, the second hesitation I can understand. I am not a party girl…I get giggly after a few sips of wine and I’m ready for bed by 10 p.m. But I don’t know, the “funny” comment? Several people tell me that when they met me, I was so quiet and sweet…and then they got to know me! I can be sarcastic, self-deprecating, and my timing is pretty good…what if I had the power of mirth? I realize I may not put many criminals in prison, or save the world from alien domination or a zombie apocalypse, but maybe I could help the world become a better place one sucker person at a time…
Humour might not fit into the standard answer for super powers, but I’m not sure I’d want something standard. I wouldn’t want x-ray vision – let’s just say I’ve seen things, unpleasant things, things that scar your retinas…permanently. Some people should be “never nudes”. ‘Nuff said. The other one is flight. I regularly bounce off door frames walking slowly, so I’m pretty sure that bouncing off the corner of buildings wouldn’t be good for mankind in general (certainly not for innocent pigeons). The Lasso of Truth? I probably couldn’t “handle the truth”!
“Frame your mind to mirth and merriment which bars a thousand harms and lengthens life.” – William Shakespeare. It would be nice to make people laugh…in person. Writing is easier, assuming that I’m successful (yes this is a blatant ploy to get positive feedback) but to have the confidence to stand in a room of people I don’t know, and crack jokes. Not mean jokes at the expense of another person…but jokes that would lift spirits and create merriment, gaiety, joviality, silliness, laughter, exhilaration and euphoria…Couldn’t we all use a little more of that in this world?
Alas, I do not possess the gift of mirth and “this jocularity is most unseemly“.
“With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come.” – William Shakespeare