To appreciate nonsense requires a serious interest in life. ~Gelett Burgess
Let your life lightly dance on the edges of Time like dew on the tip of a leaf. ~Rabindranathe Tagore
Life is too important to be taken seriously. ~Oscar Wilde
Three ways of saying, “Lighten up!” Tagore’s words also point to the ephemeral nature of life. If we don’t laugh now, then when?
Sure, there’s plenty to be distressed about. But satire can help us bear (and hopefully change) those things:
(Imagine a “Daily Show with Jon Stewart” clip here. Every time I try to bring one in from YouTube it disappears. If you can help, I’d love to hear from you!)
There is also much about life that is fun, light, playful. May I notice those things more readily, laugh more easily, and make play at least as important as work in my life.