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.