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“Be daring, be different, be impractical; be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary.”

Sir Cecil Beaton, British photographer (1904-1980)

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Sometimes, you feel like a parade, even if only on the inside. Changing your view point, or finding the silly in the mundane, is critical to surviving the stress. Laughter, loud and long, is good for your heart and spirit, even though others want to silence you.

One of the fond memories of fun things I have done, as a Mom, was going as a chaperone with my daughter’s class to the Smithsonian museum of Art & History. Luckily, my daughter is one of those free spirited, highly responsible, fairy dust spreaders in the Universe. What made it so much fun? We spoke in a British accent the whole time. Silly? Absolutely. But, she was a child who played along so her friends thought it was funny too. Everyone chimed in if able – on the bus or in the museum.

There are so many wrong turns we can make as a human being in our many roles and responsibilities. Some people will never understand a slightly twisted sense of humor or a quirky way of looking at things. Everything is so very serious — until you finally need a laugh and some extra serotonin.

But as Dr. Seuss said:

“I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it’s a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, and that enables you to laugh at life’s realities.

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“Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.”
~Thich Nhat Hanh

What magical way can you bring Empathy & Laughter together in the face of pain and loss? What could you do right now, however briefly, to comfort someone with humor and compassion? What would you do to make someone smile?

Bob Carey’s wife Linda describes him as a superhero. I agree.

Certainly he is an unusual one – a slightly overweight photographer, who wears nothing but a pink tutu while taking photographs of himself in locations around the world.

The images he produced are beautiful but also have a cheeky sense of humour. His reason for doing this? To make his wife of 27 years laugh as she fought against breast cancer.

He braved freezing water, snow, strong winds and public embarrassment. This the story of how his images, under the Tutu Project, have gone to help bring a smile to people’s faces all around the world.

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