Short Thought 141 (laughs)

The only time she laughs sincerely, when it’s a pleasant sound, is with her grandchildren. Other times it’s a harsh utterance, a forced bark that has no joy in it, no humor. Maybe it fools people or passes for real laughter though I wonder if others notice or intuit that it’s off.

It makes me wonder about my own laughing and confirms what I already resolved, to only laugh when I really mean it, not because it’s expected or other people are laughing, or to create an impression or because someone will get pissed off if I don’t.

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5 thoughts on “Short Thought 141 (laughs)

    1. writerinsoul Post author

      I don’t know about you, but when I catch myself doing it, it doesn’t feel good; I lose respect for myself. And there’s nothing like hearing somebody else do something you don’t much care for in yourself to make you realize how it sounds.

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      1. tomrains

        I’ve been thinking about this a bit lately, and I have noticed I do fake laugh from time to time. It’s almost more of a chuckle than a laugh. I have a feeling it sounds pretty awkward. I should record it!!

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