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.

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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, being outdoors, and sex (especially 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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One Response to Embracing the absurd

  1. Carol Wrinkle says:

    David,
    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!

    Cheers,
    Carol

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