Sunday, November 16, 2008

The Sadness Of Laughter

The thing is, you used to make her laugh so much. That's what she loved so much. And you were good at it. You had The Thing. It worked both ways - she was entertained by the weird way you saw things and you loved that sound, the musical sound of her surrendering to whatever stupid thing it was you had just said.

A long time later, you hear that same joyful surrender to laughter. It's coming from a different room, and you realise that it's been ages since you've made the laughter happen. You've kept trying, but it's gone. She's laughing at someone else now.

It's still a great sound.

8 comments:

Kathryn said...

Sometimes things like this happen. I'd like to say more but I'm not sure what. :)

Dina said...

Beautifully written.

It's sad.

Relationships and how they change.....

Lee said...

In reality there are still plenty of laughs. Stuff does change though.

Kathryn said...

Agreed...

Lee said...

Indeed.

Guyana-Gyal said...

Season for everything, ain't that so? Stuff happens, the silly goes...but if you look for it, it comes back, I hope.

Speaking of laughter, I read that it's good for the heart...literally, it does something good, the same as statins. Laughter and good music, they say.

Y said...

I'm sure you will always have The Thing, even if sometimes it gets a little bit lost in day to day life :)

Lee said...

I'd believe it, GG. I am rarely too far away from good music, but I rarely laugh a good and proper laugh. Love it when I do though.

You are probably right, Y. Stuff has just been strange lately. I'm sure it's all fine though.