My Dear Friends and Family,
The season of holiday anxieties is upon us for a second pandemic year.
And if you tell me you have no stress then I will come over to your house and show you the gnomes and elves that live in your garden.
Added pandemical stress to normal seasonal stress is to be expected. Here’s just a sampling of reasons why:
- To fly or not to fly.
- How do I love to party? Let me count how many are coming.
- Proof of vaccination… no interpreting the truth.
- Recent test results… not by Trumpian guidelines.
The list could go on and on. Of course, the pandemic adds stress to holiday stress. We can agree on that… right?!
I have been thinking of what to give to my dear family and friends who have stayed with me since forever reading my Blah, Blah Blogs (or not as the case may be).
I thought about sending each of you an apple to keep you healthy and wise with a card that begs you not to believe everything you read… excepting what I write, of course.
And then it came to me. When I am so anxious that I can’t even thread a needle. After I get a bigger needle, I go to my back up life saver… THE LAUGH.
Sometimes I watch outrageous movies, but mostly clips from sketches of an old LIVE television series called YOUR SHOW OF SHOWS, starring, Sid Ceasar, Imogene Coca, Carl Reiner, Howard Morris, Nanette Fabray. Ceasar’s writers were the crème de la crème of comedy: Mel Brooks, Larry Gelbart, Neil Simon, Woody Allen.
And then it came to me. My gift to you… THE BIG LAUGH.
If these sketches don’t punch the air out of your balloon of anxiety, nothing will. After all, my friends, anxiety is and remains the middle name for all comedy. Every great comedian is part fool and part neurotic.
Comedy, aka anxiety, sits forever on the other side of tragedy. And that is why it will always be the cure for what ails you.
So I am sending all of you lots of love and LAUGHS.
Santa is not known for his HO! HO! HO! for nothing. They don’t call this the season to be jolly for nothing.
Right??? Of course, right!!!
Love, Sally-Jane ❤️
P.S. For further funny bone tickling try to get the documentary, Hail Sid Ceasar! The Golden Age of Comedy. Just the best.
P.P.S. I’m sneaking this in because it still tickles my funny bone.
P.P.P.S. There are many more Sid Caesar sketches on YouTube. Help Yourself.