Sunday, September 26, 2010

Laughter & Tears

Isn't it amazing how our bodies actually react to the way we feel? The emotions we experience? The events we witness?

I find it incredible that when we think something is funny, we burst out vocally in such a tone only described as laughter. And how it can be such a normal part of our every day. That something can be so hilarious that we uncontrollably break free and let loose this cackle, chuckle or boasting laughter. And how strange laughter can seem if you really think about it... and how it can be so undeniably good for us.

And on the other end of the spectrum, tears. That our bodies drip with salty tears when we feel sadness, are divinely moved or when we view something unbearable without tears. That we need such release that the only way to have it is to just let it flow. It can take tension away. Reveal something to us that we couldn't see before. Like when someone leaves our lives and we cry, and those tears let us know how much that person means to us.

How special we should feel to have laughter and tears in our lives. It's what makes us human, what separates us from just earthly creatures themselves.

I know I am grateful for both. I wouldn't be me without them.