Day 3158: Human

In therapy, whenever somebody assigns a negative label to themselves — like lazy, unworthy, stupid, selfish, or bad — I suggest they replace that label with one word. Human.

I’m grateful this the human writing this blog is getting a break from work so she can feel more human and ready to deal with the pain of many humans when she returns in two weeks.

Last night, with humans I love, I saw comedian John Mulaney do a very human stand-up routine in Boston, in which he talked about his friends’ intervention into his drug use, his treatment, and many other human experiences. After the show, my son Aaron, my niece Victoria, and I shared our gratitude for witnessing a much more human, darker, deeper, and still hilarious John Mulaney.

It’s only human that I want to share a few quotes about being human, here and now.

Here are the other human images I choose to share with you today.

If you’re human, you need a break, and it’s only human to waffle and enjoy pie.

Here’s what I find on YouTube when I search for “human”:

I look forward to your human comments, below.

This human ends every post with gratitude, so thanks to all who help me create this daily human blog, including YOU!

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19 thoughts on “Day 3158: Human

  1. Pretty amazing photo of Aaron, a unique and wonderful human.

    To answer your question, I really need a break from tragedy.

    • It takes one unique and wonderful human to know another one, my amazing friend. And we all really need a break from tragedy.

  2. your humanity is showing.

  3. Leon D Fairbanks

  4. I love that sculpture you found that resembles Aaron so closely. It’s almost human!

  5. puella33

    I like Marion Woodman’s quote. I I see humaness in the 2 dogs staring out the window in the brick house- they, are social beings like humans.

  6. It’s one of my human traits to make associations and I’m struck by some of the similarities between Poe and John Mulaney. Both were very public figures, both dealt with addiction, and, even though most people don’t think of Poe this way, both are very funny. But then all of us who are human know we’re complicated and never just one thing.

  7. ‘Human, All Too Human’, as Nietzsche would write on 1878. I love the bird’s eye view of the marigolds. On Wednesday, September 22th the autumn equinox begins and beautiful light to explore.

  8. Pingback: Day 3159: Making Meaning | The Year(s) of Living Non-Judgmentally

  9. You caught Aaron in a statuesque moment for sure, Ann.

  10. How wonderful that you were able to go to the comedy club, Ann. It sounds so normal to be out with other humans. Pretty cool!

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