[lit-ideas] Re: Saturday Poem

  • From: Carol Kirschenbaum <carolkir@xxxxxxxx>
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 26 Sep 2004 22:37:08 -0700

> In order to laugh at something, it is necessary (1) to know what you are >
laughing at, (2) to know why you are laughing, (3) to ask some people
> why they think you are laughing, (4) to jot down a few notes, (5) to
> laugh. Even then, the thing may not be cleared up for days. -RB
>

ck: Yes yes yes! I needed this one, badly. Today I laughed out loud at the
NY Times headline. It was so horribly grim that inappropriate laughter was
the only appropriate response to it.
Carol,
who laughs during funerals





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