26 September 2005
Warding off excessive seriousness
Declares Sue Ellen Cooper, Queen Mother of the Red Hat Society:
The Red Hat Society began as a result of a few women deciding to greet middle age with verve, humor and elan. We believe silliness is the comedy relief of life, and since we are all in it together, we might as well join red-gloved hands and go for the gusto together. Underneath the frivolity, we share a bond of affection, forged by common life experiences and a genuine enthusiasm for wherever life takes us next.
And the Society is apparently big enough nowadays to have its own credit card, so I have to assume that their message is being heard.
Brendan Gill once said that "Not a shred of evidence exists in favor of the idea that life is serious," which supports the idea of God as Comic Genius. Works for me.Posted at 8:02 AM to Entirely Too Cool