Q: Can beautiful things be funny?

A: I think funny moments can be beautiful, so beautiful things must be funny.

As an example, I was trying not to laugh at my daughter the other day who was doing her best to avoid going to bed. I failed in my attempt to be stern, and ended up laughing at her antics, which made her laugh in return. I was wondering where she got her cheeky sense of humour. And in that moment, I realised she was growing up in front of me, becoming her own, unique person. I couldn’t help but think that sharing such a moment in her life was beautiful. As well as being funny.


Michael Gardner’s story “All That Remains
in Metaphorosis Friday, 21 August 2020.
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