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Thursday, April 21, 2005

Laughter

Of late, I have this uncomfortable feeling that I haven't laughed in quite a while. By laughing, I don't mean the stingy smile that is forced to one's lips when demanded by social etiquette or the quiet chuckle one has when listening to a fond friend recounting youthful misdemeanours or the subdued laughter when amongst people you don't know that well and are afraid of seeming too forward. I mean the kind of racuous, rib-tickling, stomach-cramp-causing, hearty laughter that bubbles up from the wells of one's soul and clears the mind of all heaviness!

Having stomach cramps from laughing is one of my most desired sensations these days. Seems to me like I used to laugh a lot before. I used to be looked at with dread by the pranksters in my class because off I'd go gurgling and bubbling with laughter at the slightest sign of mischief. And tears used to well up in my eyes from the sheer physical effort. There are people for every occassion but the ones that can pep me up in a moment and turn what promises to be a bleary, gray day into a shining, bright one are those that can make me smile and laugh. Raghavan is one such person amongst my close friends. His carefree, witty and sharp comments always used to bring a twinkle in my eyes and a smile on my face! Of course there are others and some might not be too happy with me thursting a comedian's role on them...So I won't mention their names here (People concerned, I hope you know!):) :)

I miss those days. Hope I hear or see something soon enough to burst into carefree laughter soon enough!

21 comments:

Ram said...

I'd recommend u to watch mumbai express although i fear there'd be a lot of hands raised in disapproval! I did laugh out loud pretty much throughout the movie...

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Prashanth said...

hmmm...its been a long time since i laughed laughed... Mumbai express is a big no!!! it sucks..I ve got these exclusive vivek comedy cd's that i can turn on any time to laugh...lot better than finding a jester...

Prashanth said...

hmmm...its been a long time since i laughed laughed... Mumbai express is a big no!!! it sucks..I ve got these exclusive vivek comedy cd's that i can turn on any time to laugh...lot better than finding a jester...

Anonymous said...

Eppadi oru Paithiyakaara ponna-a erukkiye!!!

--Vasu

Praveen said...

Kay-oda Vini kadhai padichuma innum sirikkama irukeenga neenga? SOmething fundamentally wrong then :)

Subha said...

Kay-oda stories ellam semma funny. But those are imaginary stories..I wanna laugh at something totally silly and real...:)

subramoni said...

If you haven't already read it, try reading something I posted on the 20th. www.whatelseisavailable.blogspot.com. It is as real as it can get. Hopefully it will bring back some of your lost cheer.

subbu.

F e r r a r i said...

En college principal 'Principles of Complier Design' solli kodukka vandhaaru. Zip poda marandhutaaru thalai :-D And he didnt realise it! And when he bent down to pick the chalk piece, avaroda tie, gap la maatikichu. Thats when he realised abt it :-)

Idhu nadandhu oru 8 varusham kitta aachu. Ippo nenachaalum siripaa varadhu ;-)

Kay said...

"Of late, I have this uncomfortable feeling that I haven't laughed in quite a while"

Siripe vara maatenguthu nanachana, nee Venumna VGP golden beach la Sirikaaama nippane oruthan avanakku bathila nillen.... :))))

Prabhu said...

yaaru da ithu, en perula comment post panni irukkaanu paaathu bayanthutten...
sundar's place is one place in UKY that u can guarantee for rip roaring laughter... ( saappaatuku thaan porennu niraiya peru thappu kanaku poduvaanga aanaa..)
- Prabhu ( lexington)

Anonymous said...

subha...joke adikarathukku munnaleye siripa ne..unakku innum sirippu varnuma??

athu seri, racea soodaa vekkanumnnu ipdiyellam post panriyaa...

anyway, i like this post..
V.P

Subha said...

V.P,
As far as "joke adikaradhukku munnale-ye sirippe", you are perfectly right..:) As far the second part goes, idhellam konjam too much!

Subha said...

Makkale,
everyone is asking me the cause of me being sad. I am NOT sad. I just wanna laugh till it hurts!...:)
Had to add this disclaimer since many think I am down with the blues....:)

Subha said...

Prabhu,
Sundar indeed has quite a sense of humour! aana nee edhukku anga pora-nu enakku innum doubt-dhaan...:)

Venky said...

It can happen rite now...pick up the phone and call up raghavan.
Ohh yeah wait till 9pm if you dont have minutes or are too poor to pay an additional $.20/minute;) (I guess besides charges for an International call!!)
Truce?

Subha said...

Venky, no truce.

RS said...

S, sometimes we need to see everything in a totally different light to laugh merrily about it and there are still other times where we just have to start laughing first and only then the humour in the situation and within us decide to come to the forefront :)

Me said...

acc to me the best way to lol is to be with friends who lol

Priya said...

awaiting your next blog!!!!why so late????
priya

premkudva said...

I used to laugh loudly while watching the serial "Home Improvement" starring Tim Allen. Every episode was a laugh riot. I still laugh at the Monday night comedies broadcast by Star World. But not with the same intensity as Home Improvement.