I was intrigued by the YouTube descriptor: “Its educational value was somewhat suspect. It was never aired.”
And so were thousands of other viewers who also decided to watch this “fake” commercial (shot in 1998) featuring literary sisters Charlotte, Emily and Anne Brontë as feminist vigilantes.
On Wednesdays, I share posts, fables, songs, poems, quotations, TEDx Talks, cartoons, and books that have inspired and motivated me on my writing journey. I hope these posts will give writers, artists, and other creatives a mid-week boost.
Tomorrow is the last day of the NaNoWriMo challenge. While some of us have achieved (and maybe even surpassed 50K words), others are in the final stretch, working hard to reach that final goal. Wherever you are on the NaNoWriMo journey, take some time to have a three-minute laughter vacation.
Today is National Absurdity Day, a day created to celebrate ridiculous historical events, have fun, or let all the silliness out. Whatever you decide will be fine since you are celebrating a day devoted to absurdity.
But if you’re struggling with this concept or needing inspiration…
Here are 10 quotes extolling absurdity:
Some stories have to be written because no one would believe the absurdity of it all. Shannon L. Alder
Happiness and the absurd are two sons of the same earth. They are inseparable. Albert Camus
In order to attain the impossible, one must attempt the absurd.
Miguel de Cervantes
Be not afraid of absurdity; do not shrink from the fantastic. Within each dilemma, choose the most unheard-of, the most dangerous solution. Be brave, be brave.
The world stands on absurdities, and without them perhaps nothing at all would happen. Fyodor Dostoevsky
If at first the idea is not absurd, then there is no hope for it. Albert Einstein
My turn of mind is so given to taking things in the absurd point of view, that it breaks out in spite of me every now and then. Lord Byron
Never underestimate the healing power of silliness and absurdity. Steve Maraboli
A prophet or an achiever must never mind an occasional absurdity. It is an occupational risk. Oswald Morley
That which seems the height of absurdity in one generation often becomes the height of wisdom in another. Adlai E. Stevenson