Tag Archives: humour

A Goofy Proposition

 

“I can’t explain myself, I’m afraid…because I’m not MYSELF you see…I’m afraid I can’t put it more clearly…for I can’t understand it myself to begin with…”
— Lewis Carroll

 

Every so often my mind goes to some pretty strange places. An idea pops into my head and I just run with it even tho many may find it off-putting. At the very least I entertain myself.
Someone tonight happened to say to me “Be careful what you wish for.” For some reason I was taken with the notion of a weird combination of Micky Mouse in the Sorcerer’s Apprentice from Fantasia with the banquet story from the New Testament. Imagine if once Jesus started the loaves and fishes coming, he couldn’t stop it. People buried under Fish and Bread, suffocating, not to mention the smell. From there, I started imagining the New Testament as done by Walt Disney with Mickey Mouse as J. C., Donald Duck as Judas, etc. The sermon on the mount in the voice of Micky had me giggling like crazy. I would love to see it done. Nah… the real thing wouldn’t be half as entertaining as the version in my head. Oh well on to the next idea. All the President’s men done with Loony Tunes…
Blessings, G

 

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SolaceSolace by G A Rosenberg

 

Seeking the Night's SacrificeSeeking the Night’s Sacrifice by G A Rosenberg

 

Humorous Perspective

“Transcendence restores humor. Spirit restores humor. Suddenly, smiling returns. Too many representatives of too many movements – even many very good movements, such as feminism, environmentalism, meditation, spiritual studies – seem to lack humor altogether. In other words, they lack lightness, they lack a distance from themselves, a distance from the ego and its grim game of forcing others to conform to its contours.”
— Ken Wilber

 

Humour allows us to see things that we normally take seriously from a different perspective. This allows us to stretch our mind. If we can’t laugh at what we hold sacred then what does that reveal? If something holds truth does finding humour in it take away from that truth? Can it be that it reveals to us something that we have not fully understood or integrated? From what i have experienced, the more aware a person is, the more they smile, laugh and jest. They have examined what they know and what they believe to be true from all angles so they have discovered the funny parts. Contrariwise, those who take things all fired seriously and resent or condemn humour towards their belief (or lack of it, most atheists (as opposed to agnostics who tend to be fairly humorous) are not only dogmatic as hell but oh so very serious about it. This also tends to be true of fundamentalists of all stripes. Hmmm it seems that an all or nothing approach towards a faith sucks the humour right out of a room.
Blessings, G

 

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Interdimensional Crossroads InversedDimensional Crossroads – the Other Side by G A Rosenberg

 

Spun SnakesSpun Snakes by G A Rosenberg

Quote of the Day – January 19 2013

“Art with contempt in it is always sour.”
— Spider Robinson

 

…and then some nights. It seems lately I have been able to work on being more patient and lowering my frustration level. I feel I try to listen to what people are saying and be understanding. Then there are nights like tonight where it all falls apart. Little frustrations get to me and any discussion becomes about defending my turf. I know better, really I do and it comes down to a realization that I have come a ways on the road but I am not quite there. What is my irritation teaching me? Most importantly of all, where’s the humour? Perhaps the most important question. If you can laugh than internal balance can be restored. If you can laugh with the people you were just feeling anger with, the situation quickly becomes defused.
Blessings, G

 

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Sacrifice
Sacrifice by G A Rosenberg

 

Infinite Tower

Infinite Tower by G A Rosenberg

Quote of the Day — October 21 2012

“Laughter is poison to fear.”
― George R.R. Martin

Cleansing my soul with laughter
rough feeling before much better after
humour cleansing my mind
causing rewind
hearing it up to the rafters

Felt those clouds surrounding my head
my heart weighed down; felt like lead
now looking for the funny
more precious than money
that makes silver out of anger’s red

Now a new day’s found it’s start
sunshine opening the heart
I’ve found the happy
may seem a bit sappy
but crying’s never felt smart..

 

lymrical sappiness perhaps, but wow there are days that only humour can get me through and I love word play and merriment. Tho on an evening where i’m talking about laughter, I can’t come up with anything funny to say. So I’ll use other people’s :

 

“When I’m not in my right mind, my left mind gets pretty crowded.” — Steven Wright
“Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend Inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read ” — Groucho Marx
“A computer once beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at kick boxing.” — Emo Philips

 

Blessings, G

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The Child’s Offering by G A Rosenberg

Pulled Towards the Centre by G A Rosenberg

Quote of the Day – June 3 2012

“Life has become immeasurably better since I have been forced to stop taking it seriously.”
― Hunter S. Thompson

     Perhaps the above quote should not have been chosen right before I started reading about the ‘zombie’ attack in Florida. Life continues to impress me with just how strange it can be. I mean too bizarre and ludicrous to take totally seriously and never ever what we were prepared for.  I have always felt that I could go into denial either of the strangeness around me or of life itself or develop a sense of humour. I choose laughter. It is what has kept me going at my worst and has enhanced my life immensely at its best. To me humour has always been a symptom of both spirituality and wisdom and have never been able to accept either without it.

Blessings, G

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Watchful Communication by G A Rosenberg

(Would love a better title for this one if anyone has a suggestion)

Atomic Blue by G A Rosenberg