The times they are ridiculous

It’s been eight years since I posted this on Facebook in April 2014.

There’s an old Chinese curse, “May you live in interesting times.” I’m not sure about interesting, but I’m beginning to think we live in ridiculous times.

I watch the social media go by, and I watch the politicians do their dance, and I watch and I watch and I watch.

And the more I watch, the more I think I nailed it eight years ago.

There’s nothing wrong with the world that couldn’t be helped by a good belly laugh. 

Wouldn’t it be great if someone, in the middle of a huge argument or a heated battle or a self-righteous declaration, just waved their arms and said, “Wait, wait, wait. You know what? This is ridiculous!”

And that’s all I have to say today.

Published by WarrenBluhm

Wordsmith and podcaster, Warren is a reporter, editor and storyteller who lives near the shores of Green Bay with his wife, two golden retrievers, Dejah and Summer, and Blackberry, an insistent cat. Author of It's Going to Be All Right, Echoes of Freedom Past, Full, Refuse to be Afraid, Gladness is Infectious, 24 flashes, How to Play a Blue Guitar, Myke Phoenix: The Complete Novelettes, A Bridge at Crossroads, The Imaginary Bomb, A Scream of Consciousness, and The Imaginary Revolution.

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