Laughter in the Face of Severity

Greg Rollins
Published: Wednesday, 01/11/2006 12:00 am EST

How do you laugh in the middle of something as serious as an abduction? How do you keep the enormity of it at bay? If you try to add humour to something like this you run the risk of looking inconsiderate, uncaring or thoughtless. At the same time if you don't laugh you run the risk of drowning in the severity of the situation. So what do you do?

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