The Necessary Ingredient

by Victor Lembrey

We were celebrating something, I forget what, out at a restaurant with candles on the tables, and I made a joke and laughed, and the breath from my laugh blew out the candle, and I said, "Look, I just laughed out the candle," and everyone fell into hysterics. Me too. But it wasn't that funny. Which made me think everyone was phony, including me. But so what? Seriously - how can anyone get through the day without being phony?


Victor Lembrey is the author of Explaining My Cupcake Habit. He's all mixed up.