Tuesday, October 28, 2008

What's so funny?

I was musing today about my musings so far. How amusing.

And I thought, "Maybe I should lighten up and just try writing something a bit more humorous."

But I talk to myself, even in my thoughts, so I countered, "But all your pieces are humorous. It's all interwoven."

A friend in high school had a poster in his room that read, "Life is a comedy for those who feel and a tragedy for those who think." My twist for years was that life was a tragic comedy for those who do either. But then I lightened up.

Life is funny but not tragic. Jimmy Buffet sings, "If we weren't all crazy, we'd all go insane." One of the best secrets I learned was to periodically look in the mirror and have a good laugh at myself. It helps.

So I've learned not to take myself too seriously, but that doesn't mean I can't reflect on life. One of my affirmations is "My life is an enjoyable POOGI." A POOGI is a Process Of On Going Improvement, a phrase coined by an Israeli author.

So this is just another one of my humorous pieces with some reflection thrown in. Nothing funny here. Just a bit of humor.


  1. Hi, Don! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I really appreciate the comments.

    The poster you described made me laugh AND nod my head. I guess life is a tragedy for me, then! But I like your perspective, it's a tragic comedy. It's too bad life must separate the feeling and the thinking; wouldn't it be nice if we could have both all of the time.

    I definitely decided, with my latest blog incarnation, to lighten up a bit!

  2. We can feel and think, it just puts us in a minority: a blessed minority! I'm not an either/or kind of guy; I'm a why-not-both kind of guy!