Part 9: The Comic
Posted: Thursday, May 29th, 2014Print
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A collection of never-sent, personal responses to real people in Martha's life, profound events and little encounters alike.
You taught me to laugh. But for you I’d be a stodgy stick-in-the-mud. No mundane days for you. You refuse.
Everything, the worst, can be turned funny. How do you think like that? It just doesn’t occur to me, and your timing! Worthy of the movies.
I was around another man who was mildly funny and trying to be more so. He fizzled more than he titillated.
It seems you don’t try to be amusing.
You are funny on the inside . . . to yourself . . . and you just let it come out. Natural always, not forced funny.
You laugh but not in cruel barbs. You make hemorrhoids hilarious and hemorrhoids are not funny! Your only burden is people who take this mess too seriously, feel that to laugh is irreverent, illegal.
Could I please be always in your audience?
Copyright © 1986 Martha Blaney Kilpatrick, Letters Never Sent