As 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.
Two 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 often crass, usually hilarious mouth. No, not Geraldine’s. Louis’.
LOUIS CK … ZEN MASTER?
“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.