Finding the funny of it

“Eventually, everything will be funny.”

We were eating breakfast in the Palmer House.

“It’s no gimme, it won’t just happen.”

I’d lost my appetite.

“It takes work. Listen to funny people, Bob Newhart, Steve Martin. Write out their jokes. And you take yourself too seriously. Write funny. Try self-deprecation. Exaggeration’s good. ‘This is taking a long time.’ That’s not funny. ‘This is sooo taking waaaaay too long.’ That’s funny. You can even find humor in painful memories. Distance helps cushion you from the event, you’ll see. You can do it.”


“Hey, eat up, those waffles must be getting cold.”

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