Tag Archives: laughter

124. Gumbies (Humour 11)

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This is a photo of a photo, which in itself invites us on a contemplative journey as we ponder the nature of time, image, and memory. But I hope also that it makes you laugh. Being a fan of Monty Python, this was what I did for my 38th birthday a few years’ back. Funnily enough, my female friends and relatives declined to dress up, but I will never forget being wheeled up to the chip shop with this lot, one of my friends shaking his fists Gumby-like at the traffic, and everyone looking at us like we were quite, quite mad. Humour sometimes involves being misunderstood or thought a fool, so it is good preparation for the mystic life!

text and photo © Keren Dibbens-Wyatt 2017

119. Ent (Humour 6)

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This surprised Ent, or maybe a tree bear, in the wood stump outside our back door made me smile today.  He or she looks a little shocked. Or maybe about to burst into song? Do not underestimate the spiritual weapon of laughter – for those of us who are sensitive, or prone to bouts of depression, for those of us who are lonely or feeling hopeless – the ability to see something innocent to smile or chuckle at is priceless indeed.

text and photo © Keren Dibbens-Wyatt 2017

142: Dancing on the Beach

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Stepping forth from the thawed crest of a frozen wave, I stand gazing, immobilized by the strangeness of the sand, and the space so alien before me. Born from the belly of the whale, my cell now turned and gone with a splash and a dive; I know myself, but not what to do or how to tread, nor even yet how to breathe this fresh air, free from the smell of stale shrimp.

And the grin that breaks forth, as I have, when I see your face, your smile, and how you throw your head back joyously and reach out for my hands! And so I am pulled into the dance and the spinning, whirling colours are intoxicating, I cannot breathe for the air rushing into my resurrected lungs. So we turn, pirouetting, and we catch each other’s laughter, like a bouquet constantly thrown back and forth. And the waiting welcome committee in their terribly straight line, stand and fume, as we play and delight in this New Thing.

©Keren Dibbens-Wyatt 2015

 

NB Photo is a placeholder whilst my copyright free reference library seems to be down! Will amend asap.