Embracing the absurd

My wife and I are at the hospital today with my father in law. He lives with us and it’s a very long story but he’s in the ICU as we speak. Anyway, we were coming out of the unit and I saw this machine called a “Vibramatic”. I couldn’t resist the following conversation with my wife:

Me: wow. Look at that. Imagine what our grandmothers had to go through back in the day. Wonder what it’s doing here.

Sandy: That’s not what that is!

Me: it’s not? It’s not a corded 1940’s era Soviet portable sex toy? (Keep in mind this conversation is occurring in a hospital hallway).

Sandy: No. It’s for physical therapy.

Me: I’ve been in lots of PT over the years and I have never seen anything like that. (Actually I have, but by this point I think I am the funniest person I know. She is trying to ignore me as I snap a cell phone picture.)

Sandy: please don’t post that on Facebook…

Life is full of the absurd  and having a well developed sense of comedy is critical for sanity. As a child I ran from it, because most of the things I thought were funny were off color. Now I embrace it. Life is much more interesting.


About Life Along the Edge

In my 50's, I'm enough to remember the first Apollo landing. I'll eventually forget it, or worse, decide it was all a conspiracy done on a Hollywood sound stage. Most of the rest you need to know about me you can discern from my writing. Other important stuff: I have one wife and three daughters. I live in Arizona. I love seafood and being outdoors. But, most importantly, I'm on a journey following Jesus. God leads, I do a shitty job following. He's patient with me. I pray you will be too. Grace and Peace, David
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1 Response to Embracing the absurd

  1. Carol Wrinkle says:

    Tonight I am thankful that you allowed your sense of comedy to develop and have fully embraced it! It’s just me and a Sierra Nevada Nooner in the house, but I am laughing as if at a party!! Such good medicine!



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