A Little Laughter


I woke up at 4:30am on Wednesday morning with a feeling that I might not fall back asleep. I was concerned. The fact that I had to be up in two hours was in the forefront of my mind. What does one do in such a moment of panic? One puts on Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt on one’s iphone and tries to escape the restlessness.

Season 2, Episode 10 was up in my Netflix queue. I began to watch. Titus Andromedon began speaking and I turned over on my side. A joke or two, sassy blink, and several funny lines later, I was curled up, involved. There is nothing like a good show. There is also nothing like a great character.

In this particular episode, Titus is involved with a “Coming Out” conversation between his boyfriend and his boyfriend’s family at the dining room table. All of a sudden, the Grandma appears, and I am in stitches and almost fell out of my bed. The way it was presented made even the 4:30am me unable to control the pains from belly laughter. I won’t go into too much detail right now just in case someone is actually reading this who has not seen the episode or the show at all. No one loves a spoiler, but that scene was just so funny to me.

Later, I asked my friends Nicole and Sarah to watch the scene at their house to see their reaction. They, too, laughed at the silliness, perhaps somewhat out of necessity, being that I had built it up so much. But, I appreciated their loyalty, if that’s what it was.

Bursting out in laughter is one of my favorite things in the world. I just wanted to write a little something about that because, when it happens, it just feels like life is suddenly so much more than okay. My friends bring laughter to my life all the time in this way and I am so grateful. I can’t wait for the next outburst.

Now, if you aren’t watching Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, get going!



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