Some days can be turned around by a good laugh. Some bad weeks too. A good laugh, some humor reminds me of Robert Frost's poem "Dust of Snow".
The way a crow
Shook down on me
The dust of snow
From a hemlock tree
Has given my heart
A change of mood
And saved some part
Of a day I rued.
Tonight, plagued by insomnia, I fell across an old clip from YouTube. It was a Canadian comedy act called "The Frantics" and a skit called "Her First Period". Only slightly off color it portrays a man whose daughter has just called hysterical about her first period.With the mother away the father has to explain this event to his daughter and to tell her what to do.Three older men witness this cellphone call and their reactions make the skit great comedy.
Another great joke I found was about the contrasting diaries of a dog and cat.It is hugely funny because it contrasts tail waving canine happiness with the saturnine ,aloof cat who calls his owners "tormentors" and plots to trip them on the stairs. A silly piece maybe, but true to the bone.
To me, after a rough patch, this silliness was like the snow, and put some cheer back in my day.