LAUGHTER IN THE ART/LIFE OF LINDA MARY MONTANO
"Laughing people always amazed me!I grew up almost Zen-monkishly in a Catholic household with parents fresh out of the 1930's depression and an aunt dead from the Spanish Flu, 1918. Also Catholics know that Sin is just around the corner so it was mentored that I better not have fun, or pleasure, or enjoyment or play.
After my husband,my mother, my adopted mother and then my father, Henry Montano died, my joy-fulcrum was buried and I knew that I needed an intervention so when I was made aware of a Laughter Course with Steve Wilson, I signed up immediately, drove to Atlantic City for the 2 day training and slept in my Outback at night. Since then, Laughter has been a material, methodology and practice that I use in workshops/performances and my volunteering with children, elders and the incarcerated. I still don't smile much but I know how to raise my laughter endorphins when needed or wanted.
Try it. Most likely you can learn for free from You Tube. It is magic."
Linda Mary Montano, Performance Artist