I just got around to reading the essays from Judithheartsong's January contest. The subject was your favorite place. The link [you have to copy and paste it] below didn't win, but it's the one I would have picked, about one man's favorite place in front of an audience, on stage.
It made me realize that my laughing place is this journal. And how much this stage, where I can spend my time laughing at the world and making people laugh with me or at me, satisfies my soul, too.
"This place allows me, in the far reaches of my often troubled psyche, an escape into the skin of someone else and live a life that is far removed from my own. I am safe here. I am loved here. I am ME here. As odd as it may sound, I can be whomsoever I choose, but I am never truer to myself than when I am here."