Prayer for Good Humor, by St. Thomas More
Grant me, O Lord, good digestion, and also something to digest.
Grant me a healthy body, and the necessary good humor to maintain it.
Grant me a simple soul that knows to treasure all that is good and that doesn’t frighten easily at the sight of evil, but rather finds the means to put things back in their place.
Give me a soul that knows not boredom, grumblings, sighs and laments, nor excess of stress, because of that obstructing thing called “I.”
Grant me, O Lord, a sense of good humor.
Allow me the grace to be able to take a joke to discover in life a bit of joy, and to be able to share it with others.
The Fool in the Mirror, a clown poem by Tom Raymond
The man sits wearily in front of the mirror
the sound of laughter ringing in his ears
a fool stares back at him.
A faint grin tugs at his lips
as he wipes the smile off his face
and stores it back in the jar. (more…)
Send In The Clowns Lyrics as performed by Frank Sinatra
[written by Steven Sondheim, Recorded June 22, 1973, Hollywood]
This is a song about a couple of adult people who have spent, oh, quite a long time together, till one day, one of ’em gets restless and decides to leave. Whether it’s the man or woman who left is unimportant. It’s a breakup. It’s a lovely marriage of words and music, written by Stephen Sondheim.
Isn’t it rich? Are we a pair?
Me here at last on the ground and you in mid-air
Send in the clowns (more…)