BUF AT LARGE:

Pause, Connect, Reflect, and Rejuvenate

This is a place for you to take a breather: to read a poem, a wise saying, a joke, or to solve a puzzle. Please feel free to share any comments with me. (Bharti Kirchner)

“Change the world by being yourself.” – Amy Poehler


“If you propose to speak, always ask yourself: Is it true? Is it necessary? Is it kind?” – Buddha


Very little grows on jagged rock. Be ground. Be crumbled, so wildflowers will come up where you are. – Rumi


From the Atlantic: The late Robert R. Provine, a professor at the University of Maryland who became one of the world’s leading experts on laughter, came to the conclusion, after a decade of studying how and why people laugh, that it was actually a way of bonding. “Most people think of laughter as a simple response to comedy, or a cathartic mood-lifter Instead … I concluded that laughter is primarily a social vocalization that binds people together.” We laugh with others to give us “the pleasure of acceptance,” Provine argued — to show that we are the same.
To read the entire piece, go to the following URL.
https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2020/04/humor-laughter-coronavirus-covid19/609184/

Brain Teaser: A boy walks down the road with a doctor. The boy is the doctor’s son, but the doctor is not the boy’s father. Then who is the doctor? (The answer will be provided next week.)

Answer to last week’s Brain game: It is a perfect circle. You’ll see so, if you cover the outer circle completely with pieces of white paper. Another solution has been provided by Tom Kirchner. He drew a perfect square around the smaller circle.

Seen on a T-Shirt: “I’m already out of my quarantine snacks.”

Be well,
Bharti