Below are three of many short passages I had jotted down quickly at those moments when life made me feel not absurd but funny, like sketches for a painter or snapshots for a photographer.
Life should be simple but is made complex.
Life can be long but always appears short.
Life is created noble but botched as menial.
Life is meant to be meaningful but lived by many as trivial.
Life is ugly and absurd but I take it as funny and comical.
Who has a happier life? A dictator or a tortoise? I ask my cat; she replies “mule (meow)”.
01 Life Insurance
Our life insurance agent called.
Isn’t life insurance a funny thing?
I mean the name and the concept itself — I pay someone (a company) a sum of money for many years while I am alive, and someone (the company) pays me back after I die.
Oh, I get it. Maybe that’s why my wife has been paying my insurance premium for me.
Life insurance ensures not your life but your death, doesn’t it?
While watching a crime movie, my wife asked me, “Have you ever thought about killing someone?”
I thought for a moment and replied, “Had all my childhood dreams come true, there would’ve been 1 million people less on our planet today.”
Crime of passion is a funny term — most people don’t even have the passion for living their lives.
A crime of passion (French: crime passionnel), in popular usage, refers to a violent crime, especially homicide, in which the perpetrator commits the act against someone because of sudden strong impulse such as sudden rage rather than as a premeditated crime. — Wikipedia
If one has passion to kill, how passionately could he have been able to live?
I ask my cat, “why are you so happy and where do you get all the passion?” She stares at the canned salmon in my hand, tail jerking in orgasm.
Passion is a funny term. Your passion in others’ eyes could be your instinct to stay alive. Passion is but a passing urge, spur of the moment. Passion kills those who are overly excited – says my mother-in-law about the red guards in her days of youth.