In recent weeks, I've been particularly thankful for the empathy of friends and the company of good, decent people. Some of whom probably don't realize (which makes it all the more special) that the brightness of life that exudes from the quality of their personalities and the beauty of their character helps me to recognize and reclaim my own place in this spinning marble. To see a bigger picture, the reality behind mirages, to remember to stand up for oneself as much as for others. There's still a ways to go, but it's healthy to be around people who not only have the maturity and strength to think of others before themselves - but chose to exercise that hard-earned capability.
In addition, the human laugh is particularly therapeutic.
Got this from Desmond's blog:
And this one from a fellow musician (click to enlarge):
Sent it to a former professor of mine... who promptly informed me that he's used it as a final exam for sight-singing. I'm have yet to check if he really meant sigh-singing instead.