Courage, dear Humoristian hooligans…

Courage, my dear Humoristian hooligans –

Remember that it’s always darkest before the silver lining. Or… every cloud has a dawn. (?) No, wait… every rainbow has…clouds? Or early worms maybe? Okay, forget all of that. Here’s the thing: Sometimes when the world seems to be at its bleakest – when we seem to be surrounded by hate and racism and fear and anger and people who want to build walls between themselves and others – I think those are the times when we’re on the cusp of something really amazing. A breakthrough. A revolution. A revelation. What a privilege (I know there are other words we might use besides “privilege” – “bummer” might work, also – but I’m sticking with “privilege” for now)  to be alive during these moments in our world’s history.

I believe, my dear friends, that there’s a reason you are here on this planet, right now. If ever there was a time when the world needed your good-natured joie de vivre it is now. To paraphrase a well-known passage from  The Bible: “Let your joy of life and good will so shine upon the world’s nonsense that it will see the power in a good laugh and a kind word.”

Yours in Humoristianity,


Click here to hear Tracy Chapman’s inspiring song, Talkin’ Bout A Revolution.

Click here to hear Joan Baez singing We Shall Overcome.

Bow Sunset Reflection (photo by Karen Molenaar Terrell)

photo by Karen Molenaar Terrell



One thought on “Courage, dear Humoristian hooligans…

  1. If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself but to your own estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment. Marcus Aurelius

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