“the snow doesnt give a soft white damn whom it touches”  ~e.e. cummings

It is raining today.  Today, it is ever snowing.  I try to talk to Mother Nature about her choice and wonder if she hears me.  We need the water, the earth needs the water.  We need the sun, the people need the sun.  The earth needs the sun.  This balance is important.  Even in May, even in May, in Arizona.  This balance is important all year, I remind myself (again and again) today.  But I just want to admit it, I prefer it to be sunny.  Or it to rain when it is sunny, or for it to at least take turns during the same day.  Yes, I am blogging about the weather…

“Don’t knock the weather; nine-tenths of the people couldn’t start a conversation if it didn’t change once in a while.”  ~Kin Hubbard

So, I am guilty of starting many conversations with the weather as the first topic.  But really, it is comedy that has been on my mind a lot recently.  There is a Comedy Show coming up; I am acting in this show, taking part in something that is unfamiliar to me.  It takes every ounce of my core to be with it, in it.  Self-confidence, the 14 letter word that has me daunted and second guessing everything I believe is possible.  The core is strong and has external support, for which, I am so grateful.

We make jokes about the weather, we make jokes when we are shy and when we are uncomfortable with the truths in ourselves.  We make a joke when we stand bare… if even for a brief moment.  But we also use comedy as a means of pure entertainment, or to share a smile with a friend.  Our friends are truly the ones that get a glimpse of the bareness.  And they help us cover the awkwardness of the moment with a small joke as well.  But when our eyes meet in understanding for that brief second when we really see each other… a true friend, a good friend will dissipate the loneliness during that shared look.  The non-judging eyes.  The sudden sense of relief  and knowledge that they are not alone in the world either….