I spent the week dealing here (and elsewhere) with virulent Islamophobia, new-and-improved stupidity emanating out of Israel, the insanity that unfolded in Wisconsin, and, last but not least, rape.
And then there was an earthquake and a tsunami in Japan, with all the suffering and grief and wide-eyed horror that entails…. I send thoughts and prayers to the Japanese people, wishes for healing and recovery, wishes for… some kind of sense in a world that makes no sense at all right now, I’m sure.
And to you, my loyal and lovely readers, I offer a break. I need a break, you need a break, I think pretty much everybody needs a break after this horrible-no-good-very-bad week. And so, after the jump, you will find: Comedy! And music! (Including one rather cheeky little number!) And such like! Please enjoy, please breathe deep, and please don’t forget that in the midst of all the sorrow, the search for joy is also important. We are not required to know every awful thing at all times. We can take a break, to seek joy.
First, let’s just lay down in the grass and stare up at the sky awhile….
Next, a belly laugh or three. Or twelve. Or twenty-seven.
And finally, a little music — two rather different takes on the loss of love! Both very, very dance-inducing.