Today’s prompt at 31 Days of SoulStrolling is laughter. My friend, co-conspirator and author Kayce S. Hughlett uncovered this quote by Anne Lamott, “Laughter is carbonated holiness.” Oh how I love this. It makes my heart sing.
It reminded me of one of my experiences with laughter and art. My husband and I were strolling the grounds in the Jardin du Luxembourg a few years ago and happened upon a free art exhibit taking place in a hall next to the palace. We crossed the threshold and I burst into laughter. For there, immediately to my left was this amazing work of art.
These astonishing, rollicking, laughter-filled, marble women prompted the following poem:
Strolling around the corner
in the Jardin du Luxembourg
I can hardly believe my eyes.
My heart skips a beat.
Deep-throated belly laughter erupts from my lungs.
Four of you –
ensconced upon your marble bench,
giddily enjoying one another’s company through your sculpted presence.
The artist wove her magic through you:
rooted and grounded, it feels as if a gentle breeze
could conjure you alive.
What prompts #laughter in you today? Join us as we play and ponder at: 31 Days of Soultrolling.
If the above poem intrigues and delights you, then my poetry book Thresholds and Portals might be something you’d enjoy.