HUMOUR (April 7th) by Mylene
Humour is essential to sustaining life, especially when living through challenging times. This is why we commonly find humour, cartoons, or funny videos as a survival technique in totalitarian regimes and humour is also frequently used by first responders in emergency situations. It is a form of resistance, a form of coping, a form of stress release and a way of connecting with others. The many fun videos or pictures I am being sent by friends and family is a welcome daily distraction and I am grateful for the laughs we share. Amongst the horrendous news of deaths and human suffering, it makes me feel light and my spirits lifted, just for a moment.