Laughter through tears is my favorite emotion


July 22, 2008 by 8junebugs

So said Dolly Parton as Truvy in Steel Magnolias. Usually, I tend to agree — a nice balance is what we all shoot for, right? If it goes on long enough, though, people start to look at you funny when you choke on your own tears.


I am desperately sad for a friend.

I am angry at Nature and at science. Probably more at science.

I am splendidly happy in my personal life. You know the happy where you cry a little? That’s the one.

I am impressed by an old friend whose love blasts through dusty old obstacles.

I am intrigued by the choices Facebook made for its new interface.

I am looking forward to a challenging and stimulating future.

I am proud that my friends are happy with the photos I took of their event.

I am content to wait.

I am invigorated by my work.

I am excited to finally have a gathering in my home that does not involve paint or cancer.

I am determined.


4 thoughts on “Laughter through tears is my favorite emotion

  1. jon says:

    we gathered.
    there was no paint.
    and no cancer.

    good times.

  2. 8junebugs says:

    True…good point. But that was very shortly after the painting, and only after I changed my move date.

    Near miss, that.

    Would that all metrics were so clear and simple!

  3. Bean says:

    We will always been friends. I would like to add that to my list of “constants” in life. Does it ever seem odd that all your good friends are just friends? I feel closer to more of my friends than I do to my own family. There should be some other word for closeness like that.

  4. 8junebugs says:

    Constants? Doll, these are only yesterday!

    In *Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix*, J.K. Rowling makes a character say “One person couldn’t feel all that at once — they’d explode.”

    I can relate.

    How about “framily? Like frienemy, but not. 😉

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