I love being in sync with the cyclical rhythms of the universe. That’s what’s so extraordinary about life: it’s a cycle of generation, degeneration, regeneration. “I” am just a collection of particles that is arranged into this pattern, then will decompose, and be available (all of its constituent parts) to nature to reorganize into another pattern. To me, that is so exciting. And it makes me even more grateful to be part of that process.
from How I Made Friends With Reality (2018)
Emily Levine was an American humorist, writer, actress and public speaker who lectured on science and the human condition. Levine has been recognized as a philosopher comic. In her celebrated career, Levine was part of an improv comedy group, wrote for television sitcoms, did stand-up comedy, and wrote and performed an Emmy-winning series of commercial satire segments for television. She earned the greatest praise for her one-woman shows, "Myself, Myself, I'll Do It Myself" and "Common Sense".
April 13, 2018
With her signature wit and wisdom, Emily Levine meets her ultimate challenge as a comedian/philosopher: she makes dying funny. In this personal talk, she takes us on her journey to make friends with reality—and peace with death. Life is an enormous gift, Levine says: You enrich it as best you can, and then you give it back.