Friday, August 6, 2010

Mr. Bean

One of the reasons we came to Seattle Cancer Care Alliance for the bone marrow transplant is the infrastructure and support. Volunteer Services work overtime. One example is Lunch and Laughs. On Tuesday, I got a free lunch, a hand-out on the therapeutic virtues of humor and a Mr. Bean video viewing. I don't usually like comedy because a large part of comedy seems to be the invitation to laugh at someone hurting or being hurt. Mr. Bean is different, perhaps because he is so serious being counter-cultural. In one episode Mr. Bean makes a sandwich in the park. He uses a scissors to cut a loaf of bread. He washes a lettuce leaf in the drinking fountain, takes off his sock, shoves the lettuce leaf in the sock toe and twirls the sock as a lettuce spinner. Mr. Bean is good medicine.

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