Louis CK … Zen Master?

Louis_CK_ZenMasterAs I mentioned in my post last week, I’m expecting my second child now, which has brought a vast range of emotions, along with a profound appreciation for both the good and the bad of pregnancy … and life in general.

One day, while crying over, oh I don’t know, the way the morning light played upon the smiling face of a grandma and child in the coffee shop and a certain nostalgic briskness in the air (hormones), I texted my friend: “What the hell is wrong with me?”

She pointed me to the following video. Seeing Louis CK and Conan O’Brien staring back at me, I seriously thought she sent me the wrong URL.

But, surprisingly, no.

Goofy Angela GeraldineTwo days later, my friend Geraldine wrote a stunning post about facing her brain surgery one year later, and I thought, “This video was meant for her, too.” Heartfelt, funny, and honest; it’s right up her alley. I hope this brings you both a laugh and a deep breath, friend.

WARNING: You may be dumbfounded by the inspirational words that come out of this typically crass, hilarious mouth. No, not Geraldine’s. Louis’.


“When you let yourself feel sad your body has like antibodies, happiness that comes rushing in to meet the sadness. So I was grateful to feel sad, and then I met it with true, profound happiness … ”

“Because we don’t want that first bit of sad … you never feel completely sad or completely happy. You just feel kind of satisfied with your product.”

Don’t be satisfied with your product. Be alive. Be a mess. Be alone and turn off your phone sometimes. Then use the cleared space to truly appreciate the living that comes rushing in.

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