Darkness into Laughter
Darkness into Laughter. You mean Darkness into light, don't ya?
Well yeah, but let me explain....
A few months ago I was all set on selling some sketches/paintings to raise money for Pieta House. I painted a few things but I wasn't overly happy with them and I certainly didn't want to ask people to put their hands in their pockets for them. So, I decided I wouldn't force it. I thought to myself, "I'm sure I'll eventually think of something better to paint and feel happy about promoting and selling it." Erm, yeeeeeaaaaaah, that never happened....
I got distracted by life. The last few months have been SHITE. Now, how do I tell you about how shit they've been without having this sound like an X-Factor sob story. F*ck it, there's no escaping it. It's the reason I'm here writing this, trying to do good, feel good, and ultimately help Pieta House help others feel good. Come on, focus Sarah!!!
My father passed away in May. There's the reason. It's really, REALLY shit, as I'm sure some of you know all too well. I don't know what else to say about the loss I'm currently feeling. There's just this massive space left in my family, my head and my heart. You'll never get over it, you just have to get on with it. What helps me get on with it, so far; is drawing.
I've been drawing cartoons and focusing on humour. I find it therapeutic sitting down and drawing a gag I've conjured up in my head. It gets me away from my phone and reality, if even for a little while. But mainly, I just want to ensure that I keep both myself and other people laughing, even if that means I'm laughing at my own jokes. This happens more often than I'd care to admit. Seriously! In the last few months, I have discovered that, sense of humour-wise, I am a 13 year old boy trapped in a 33 year old/young woman's body. I basically draw sketches with innuendo's and ya know what, I'm OK with that!!
Laughing (even if it's at myself) is keeping me out of a dark place that I've visited before. Light isn't the only thing that can drive darkness out, I believe laughter can help a little too. Sure they say it's the best medicine. I don't know who "they" are but I think they are usually right! Aren't they?
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I came across this quote and thought it was very true and appropriate for what I'm trying to do. I think we can all agree that the people that Pieta House help are some of the most compassionate and lovely people to grace this earth. We all have these people in our lives. They are often the ones that are always there for us and cheer us up. This is my attempt at cheering them up or at least help Pieta House cheer them up.
Thanks so much for reading this :)