November 11, 2008
The head snaps back and peels of silent laughter shudder from your chest. Your mouth a perfect oval framing crests of black fillings set off against pink gums. Veins bulge in your neck and forehead while your cheeks flush red like apples in a picture book for children learning to form words. Eyes sparkle with a new delicious thought; a fool-proof plan to make the others join you in the laughter. Iíve yet to see you stumble or sit alone exposed. Thereís always a crowd or safety net to protect you from the serious questions. Perhaps Iím not being fair.