Kathy loves to laugh. She can see humor in some of the most surprising places. I’ve even heard her chuckle a couple of times this week, in spite of the rapid changes happening to her.
She, more than anyone I know, appreciates a bit of morbid laughter and jokes about dying. Like I’ve said before, there isn’t a topic she’s afraid of. Death certainly wasn’t taboo. Joking about it made it all the more approachable. So here are a few chuckles to lift the mood in the room.
On more than one occasion we’ve discussed the movie “Patch Adams” and that wonderful scene between Patch and Bill, but we could never remember all the euphemisms for death that they came up with. So, I finally looked it up.
“Death. To die. To expire. To pass on. To perish. To peg out. To push up daisies. To push up posies. To become extinct. Curtains, deceased, Demised, departed And defunct. Dead as a doornail. Dead as a herring. Dead as a mutton. Dead as nits. The last breath. Paying a debt to nature. The big sleep. God’s way of saying, “Slow down.” To check out. To shuffle off this mortal coil. To head for the happy hunting ground. : To blink for an exceptionally long period of time. To find oneself without breath. To be the incredible decaying man. Worm buffet. Kick the bucket. Buy the farm. Take the cab. Cash in your chips.” – Patch Adams
Kathy likes being the center of attention. So this one in particular seems appropriate to share.
We’ve taken turns over the past few years being one fish or the other. She, admittedly, was usually the glass half full fish.
That thin line between humor and truth can bring out some startling and deep thinking. Calvin and Hobbes seem wise beyond their years in this one.
Truly entertaining. I love the fish comic – I never really looked at it from that perspective, but it’s beautifully poignant.