Friday, January 20, 2017

Keeping It Light In The Dawn of a New Age

I, like many Americans, did not long for this day (Inauguration Day, January 20, 2017) for obvious reasons. A lot of people are sad today, fearful, also regretful in some circles. But as I got ready this morning I made a decision. I am not going to give into the negativity and bring this upon myself. There is nothing I can do to change anything that has happened, but I can bring new hope to the future.

Last night I wrote a comedy sketch for the first time in months. Revisiting the writing is something that was long overdue, but it needed to be done. As I was writing it (one of my best too IMHO), I thought that this is what God needs me to do right now. A lot of my friends are upset at the state of our country and they need a little comedy. A lot of people whom I've never met are upset right now as well, and they could use a little laughter.

That's what I am going to do. Rather than be morose and cynical, I am going to be creative and positive. I am going to write and film sketch after sketch after sketch, and song after song after song. I am going to keep plugging forward with new episodes on The Podcastle.

I will not waiver. I will not stop. I will keep bringing the gift that God gave me to the world, one laugh at a time.