Mary Scully laughing Buddha

Someone is insistently asking me to change my profile photo because I’m laughing while reporting the terrible suffering in the world. I know many people are extremely sensitive to human suffering but my harshest critics who mostly share affinities with ferocious gorillas are not among them. So I don’t know how to answer my sensitive critic except to say the moralism of his criticism is beyond me. I could do the funereal thing, grieve my way through my life, make a public display of my grief & outrage, but all of us who care about others love life, love other human beings who make us laugh & cry, & want that all of us have life, laughter, & love more abundantly. That’s just the way it is.