I’ve missed quite a few NAPOWRIMO days, but today, while at the AATH (Association for Applied & Therapeutic Humor) Conference I was inspired by an opportunity to follow my own advice.
Today’s disaster can be tomorrow’s funny story.
There was thunder and lightning in my presentation.
No, really, it was a sound file
Carefully placed and timed, I thought,
To enhance the Laughter Lightning Round.
But Zeus was feeling disrespected
how dare I use lightning for humor
Only he can control its form.
And that is why lightning flashed
and thunder roared
at all the wrong times
in my 4-minute speech
that was rewarded with smiles and laughter,
instant reframing of a disaster
turning immediately into humor.
©2023 Noreen Braman
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