More on the Concert in Aix-en-Provence

Traveling with my sister is always a treat, mostly because no one else gets our humor. We spend a lot of time giggling! A lot.

So during a very serious moment in the concert, I kept hearing a mosquito buzzing around me…divebombing…but I couldn’t see it. The cathedral was freezing, so having a mosquito there was very weird. A monotone mosquito, too. Just one buzzing note that got louder and louder and louder.

Finally I whispered to my sister, “Where is that horrible buzzing sound coming from?”

She looked surprised. “Why, it’s me! I’m humming.”

I tried to hold back my laughter because it was entirely inappropriate to laugh during a serious song…but I just could not stop giggling. My shoulders were shaking and my face was bright red and tears were streaming down my face. My sister was giggling even harder.

I blame jet lag.

But I knew what to do. I had to fill my mind with something very solemn and serious, something that would make me instantly worry and fret and wring my hands in despair. I knew just the thought!

Over and over I repeated: “Hillary Clinton is actually going to be the Secretary of State. Hillary Clinton is actually going to be the Secretary of State.”

Voila! It worked. The giggles were cured.

About Suzanne

Suzanne Woods Fisher writes bestselling, award winning fiction and non-fiction books about the Old Order Amish for Revell Books. Her interest in the Plain People began with her Old Order German Baptist grandfather, raised in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Suzanne's app, Amish Wisdom, delivers a daily Amish proverb to your phone or iPad. She writes a bi-monthly column for Christian Post and Cooking & Such magazine. She lives with her family in California and raises puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind. To Suzanne's way of thinking, you can't take life too seriously when a puppy is running through your house with someone's underwear in its mouth.


  1. Jill says:

    Cute post. I think you were divinely inspired to think of Hilary Clinton to cure the giggle attack. I enjoy looking at your great pix!