A merry heart doeth good like a medicine

I don’t often use the AV as my go-to place for texts, but I love the verse from Proverbs that is the title today.

And yesterday evening, we proved it. Beloved Other took me to the theatre to see The Play That Goes Wrong.

As the title suggests, it is about a play that goes wrong- a terrible script, an incompetent cast, chaotic back stage crew and a collapsible (at all the wrong moments) set. It was terrific. I laughed til I cried, and my sides ached. It is well written, and the physical dexterity of the cast left us breathless.

And I felt so much better after the laughing.

I didn’t know I needed it, but I clearly did.

I was relaxed. I slept well. I didn’t have weird dreams (which has been happening recently).

I am in awe of the cast, and the writer. It all looked so – well, effortless isn’t exactly the word – but unstudied, accidental, real.

And that was what made it so funny. All the disasters seemed truly accidental. And I loved it!

Laughing is good for the soul. So, today, I am giving thanks for the people who are skilled at helping us laugh, who do the mental and the physical work to make it happen, and who brighten the world.


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