For Christmas, my husband and I gave tickets to our two adult sons as a gift to go see Bill Cosby. (We bought 4 tickets so we could all go as a family.) We had learned that he would be appearing locally.
Last night was the exciting event! The four of us went to dinner at the Macaroni Grill near the performance--it was crowded with other excited people who were going to the show, too. And then on to the show!
What a fun evening it was. All during the years our boys were growing up, we'd listen to recordings of Bill Cosby and laugh and laugh. Truly, he brought the gift of laughter into our home during the teenage years, and it was a gift that brought our family closer together. Last night had the same magical effect as the four of us laughed along with a sold-out crowd, listening in person to a master storyteller.
Bill Cosby has a gift with words. He is able to weave stories about the most common, ordinary things and make us laugh at ourselves. Going to the dentist (one of his classic routines!), not wanting to change the flavor of his toothpaste, talking with a buddy on the phone, and getting in trouble while refusing to give his granddaughter a cookie for breakfast--all made the entire audience sit back with a smile on our face and laugh at the silly situations life often affords.
As our one son admitted when we left, our face muscles hurt from so much grinning from ear to ear by the time the evening was over. But our hearts were warmed and our souls were uplifted and we felt inspired to stay connected with our families once again--and that's what the magic of storytelling is all about.