On Being Betrothed to Laughter


“I was irrevocably betrothed to laughter, the sound of which has always seemed to me to be the most civilized music in the world.”

– Peter Ustinov

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5 thoughts on “On Being Betrothed to Laughter

  1. I could wax philosophical about laughter also; I enjoy laughter and as Readers’ Digest was so fond of reminding us, it is the best medicine. One qualifier: laugh with, not at.

  2. One qualifier: laugh with, not at.

    Sha’Tara, are you saying that Chaplin, Buster Keaton and Joe E. Brown lived for nothing? (They devoted their lives to being laughed at –)

  3. Think backward, like me. It’s OK to do things that make people laugh at you, particularly if you are in character, that’s not laughing at in a put-down way. I meant, laughing at someone in trouble, or someone who’s pants are ripped open in the back, or stumbles because they are clumsy. I meant mocking laughter. But I think you knew that, just had to put your oar in, for the halibut… :-)

  4. …and to serve as a caution toward being too all-inclusive — just for the halibut —

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