Friday, February 7, 2014

'Only when I laugh' - Master of one liners

My Dad was a frustrated entertainer, nothing made him happier than causing a good belly laugh as he performed his Mick Jagger impression with a paper plate between his teeth. He was also the master of one liners. When asked does it hurt? his inevitable reply was Only when I laugh, a little gem he stole from the 1970's TV sitcom by Eric Chappell.

Mr H is a serious 'one line master'. As we encounter hurdles in life he shares them like a bag of sweets. Aside from raspberry ruffles, liquorice and coconut mushrooms; some of his favourites include:
The finest steel goes through the hottest fire

If it doesn't kill you it will make you stronger
Friedrich Nietzsche

A home made recipe mixed with raised eyebrows and shoulder shrugs has helped us deal with scan result after scan result...
Don't see the demons until the demons bite us on the bum
Mr H and Dawn

Or as the Buddha more eloquently put it
Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.

On my slow journey of acceptance I have learnt that actions speak louder than any words and letting go takes more strength than holding on to what was:
Talk 's cheap but it takes money to buy drink
Mr H

Some of us think holding on makes us strong; but sometimes it is the letting go 
Hermann Hesse

But my Grandad outshone all when asked what was for tea, with a wide eyed stare over the rim of his glasses he replied...

Three runs round the table and a kick at the pantry door!