Monday, 4 July 2011
The Joke's on Us
When we laugh at a comedy situation and find some empathy with a character portrayed as a dysfunctional or hapless agent within a situation; we are opening ourselves to love and forgiveness. Laughter is the trigger in which we recognise the mindless lack of love, the futility of passing things that in some way present as substitutes or consolation for the sense of abandonment and loneliness, inherent in an alienated world; an alienated existence. Then we see momentarily, our own vulnerability, and our kinship with humanity. Laughter is a temporary light in which we become at one with the world, and see that that the joke is really on us.