Easy to amuse.
I know because I crack myself up all of the time.
I can see something, and my brain goes "oh boy!" and runs off into a flight of fancy.
Sometimes I can even explain the fancy to someone else afterwards.
I'll give you an example.
Yesterday I was walking in the park and right at the entrance to my favorite path there was a huge triangular orange sign that said "TREE WORK."
Well, I immediately took a picture of the sign with my camera phone and my brain ran off into a couple of story tangents to go with the sign.
Because the image that the TREE WORK sign conjured up for me as soon as I read it was trees working.
Like behind the counter at Starbucks, as nurses, driving buses, selling newspapers, like that.
And my brain decided that this sign was put up in the forest as an advertisement so that trees could line up behind it and get placed for jobs.
Kind of like a woodland employment agency.
But, sadly, not all of the trees would be suitable for employment.
Because trees can be dumb as a post and are often as thick as a 2X4.
And some of them?
Like Hawthorne trees?
They can be quite prickly.
And Oaks, don't even get me started on how hard Oaks are to work with.
Some trees would be left jobless.
That led me to envisioning a tree standing on a street corner with a sign on a string that said "will work for fertilizer."
That's the way my brain works.
From surdity to absurdity in five seconds flat.
In my life I've been blessed with a few people who get the things I think and love me for them.
Hopefully some of them showed up today.
If not, oh well, it amused me.
Once when I thought it, and once when I typed it out for ya'all.
And isn't that what living well is all about?
Being happy with what you create in your mind and in your life?
I like to think so.
And since I'm the one thinking it, I agree wholeheartedly with myself on this point.
And the idea of trees shuffling around hawking nuts at a ballgame?
That just kills me.
[I blame this whole flight of fancy on seeing The Wizard of Oz for the first time at a highly impressionable age.]