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Friday, August 6, 2010


BE AVID. LAUGH UNTIL YOU CRY. (taken from poster 01039 at maryanneradmacher.com)

I could have added…and “wet your pants,” but I’d already written that on a card and, well, it seemed less that poetic. Still. You know what I’m talking about. It’s the kind of laughter that feels like therapy. The sort that, when you are finally calmed, and if you accidentally glance at the friend you are laughing with it starts up – all over again. It’s better than pie. Yes, better than chocolate. It’s better than anything consumable because it not only nourishes the soul but it’s good for you body, as well.

As to the word AVID? I love that word. It embraces so many qualities I admire in my day. To be avid is to all at once be eager, enthusiastic, ardent, passionate, devoted. When I’ve been told, “You’re so intense.” I smile. And I think to myself, “They say that like it’s a bad thing.” And then I edit their comment to AVID. I embrace it: I’m so avid!

How will you live AVIDLY today? Ah – have some avid laughter!

mary anne radmacher

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