“Why are you always laughing? Sometimes I don’t even know what you’re laughing about! Sometimes it’s just mean!”
– Didn’t you get the memo?
“What? What memo?”
– It’s all a joke.
The Laughing Buddha
One day a monk walks up to him and asks, “What is the meaning of Zen?”
Smiling as usual, he instantly swung the sack over his shoulder.
“How does one realize Zen?” Budai then takes up his bag and continues on his way.
From Siddhartha “…Siddhartha replies that for every true statement there is an opposite one that is also true; that language and the confines of time lead people to adhere to one fixed belief that does not account for the fullness of the truth. Because nature works in a self-sustaining cycle, every entity carries in it the potential for its opposite and so the world must always be considered complete. Siddhartha simply urges people to identify and love the world in its completeness…”
I stood still, holding my phone, not knowing how to react…
“Huh? WTF? ALL noodles are soft.”
Mom: Like pancit.
Logic: 1. reasoning conducted or assessed according to strict principles of validity. – Google
Statements in question: 1. “Get me noodles” – OK. Not all Vietnamese food are noodles…still passable. 2. “Just get one that’s not hard” – … really? 3. “Like pancit” – Pancit is a Filipino dish (introduced by the Chinese) made of (soft) noodles. –> if you’re not Asian and you don’t know what this is: totally cool. If you’re Asian tho…
My mother: I love her, even though she is kind of a: moron.
Psst: Love is unconditional :)
My mother and I don’t always (often) don’t get along very well…let alone share a laugh over something so simple and silly. She didn’t even notice how stupid she sounded up until I pointed it out…and we laughed our assess off for a while. I haven’t shared a heartfelt laugh with my mom for the longest time…
I hope our little moment of joy gives you a little moment of light :)
“Carimbó is a Braziliandance. The dance was a common dance in the northern part of Brazil, from the time that Brazil was still a Portuguese colony, originally from the Brazilian region of Pará, around Marajó island and the capital city of Belém…” – Wikipedia
…was a Canadian-run POW camp for German soldiers during World War II located in the community of Bowmanville, Ontario in Clarington, Ontario, Canada (2020 Lambs Road). In September 2013, the camp was designated a National Historic Site of Canada.