Monday, January 27, 2014

MONDAY MUSINGS—LAUGHTER AND HARD TIMES


Laughter isn't just the best medicine -- it's life's saving grace.


15 comments:

Natalie Aguirre said...

Hope things are going okay for you and you sort out your personal issues.

Yes, comedy is great to lighten hard times. I like watching them, but no way could I write them.

~Sia McKye~ said...

Thank you Natalie and yah, I'm hoping the issue is just a hill and a few bumps with a nice slide into homefree.

I find laughter a great healer and great for resetting the mind and attitude.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I hope things get better soon and these are just mere speed bumps on the way to a great 2014 :)

And YES comedy is such a great medicine. Whenever I am going through tough times, comedy and laughter have always helped me so very much.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Writing comedy is tough. Hats off to those who do it well.
Last really funny movie I saw was Zombieland.
And Psych is awesome. So many rapid-fire exchanges and pop culture references.

Crystal Collier said...

My taste is a little strange when it comes to comedy. I LOVE Zombieland (like Alex) and Scott Pilgrim VS the World, and Princess Bride...although that's probably not considered comedy. *shrugs* I love that there are so many different things out there to appeal to every taste.

Tina said...

Laughter is definitely needed in hard times. I wish you well in your current situation.
Thanks for stopping by and talking about the A-Z. I just wanted to clarify that choosing a category is optional. I don't have one. Don't like to be boxed in, so don't worry about that!
Tina @ Life is Good
A to Z Team @ Blogging From A to Z April Challenge 2014
@TinaLifeisGood, #atozchallenge

Karen Walker said...

Sia, wishing you quick resolution to whatever you are facing. I love comedies, especially romantic ones. Some of my faves are Some Like It Hot, When Harry Met Sally, You've Got Mail, Something's Gotta Give

Jo said...

When I was involved in dramatics, it was always said anyone can play good drama but it takes expertise to play good comedy.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

I'm sorry you've had issues.

I think the movie industry calls those "dramadies."

Mason Canyon said...

Sia, I hope your serious issues are resolved soon and in the way you want them to be. I enjoyed your take on the comedies and you highlighted some of my favorites. Cary Grant has some great movies that always make me laugh like His Girl Friday, but I also like a lot of Katherine Hepburn movies too.

~Sia McKye~ said...

Keith, from your mouth to God's ear. Please. I can deal with speed bumps. I've had some practice, you understand. Lol!

Alex, Psych cracks me up. And the comedic timing is very good. Perfect straight man the comic. They also employ some good physical gags, too. I haven't seen Zombieland.


~Sia McKye~ said...

Crystal, Princess Bride is an absolute fav of mine. Good comedy. Excellent straight man vs comedic couplings at several points. Timing and scene building pull the viewer forward and emotional impact too. Lots of gags and slapstick. Improbable premise but some great emotional threads of reality.

Looks like I'm going to have to see Zombieland. :-)

~Sia McKye~ said...

Tina--Good to hear. I'm not the type that likes boxes either. And thank you.

Karen--love those choices. As for my stuff. We'll see. It's still going through checking and elimination.

Jo--absolutely.

~Sia McKye~ said...

Diane--thank you. :-) When it's a combo, yah, they sometimes call them dramadies.

Mason--Thank you,me too.

I LOVE Cary Grant movies. They were all old when I saw them but I love that era and I think another of my favorites is Arsenic and Old Lace--little more physical comedy and his comic beat was impeccable as were his facial expressions. I'd say I like majority of Hepburn's movies. Loved her dry sense of humor.

Johanna Garth said...

I hope everything's okay! I think you're point about not comparing ourselves to other's hits home the most with me. I find myself doing that a lot, especially when I sit down to an amazing book.