Lightness and the Light at the End of the Tunnel

 “In prehistoric times, mankind often had only two choices in crisis situations: fight or flee. In modern times, humor offers us a third alternative; fight, flee – or laugh.” Robert Orben.

Not surprisingly Orben, now 93, wrote speeches for Gerald Ford, not the funniest guy in the world. Try to remember Ford’s best one liner. Right. He had none.

I guess Mr. Orben raised the speeches to the wakefulness level. Gerry did get his head knocked a few times as a lineman for University of Michigan.

I do think humor, with all apologies to Gerald, is a tremendous gift from God. It lightens the load, particularly now.

This looks like the last stretch with hope for the most at risk, around the corner. That would be the healthcare workers and those old enough to remember Gerald Ford well. There are not one, but three, seemingly excellent vaccines that appear to be close to approval and distribution.

Dear God, please speed those approvals along bringing us safety and effectiveness in combatting this serious threat to life and limb.