Silence, and fun, is the best medicine.

Laughter-Mark Twain

The other day I had a conversation with a good friend of mine in Canada. We were catching up and comparing our experiences of this all too long pandemic, and he said something that hit me. Three simple words– I miss fun.

How simple, how true.

The past two years have been hard on everyone and things that have always been fun are now… complicated, carefully coordinated, and risky.

There are a lot of things I want to say about this, but I feel myself going within lately, comforted in hibernation, and in the quiet of my own mind. There is a lot of chatter coming at us from every direction. It feels good to let things be as they are. I don’t feel the need to fill spaces with words.

It reminds me of a quote from the Dalai Lama. He said, sometimes silence is the best medicine.

Amen to that.

Silence really is the best medicine, and so is fun. If I go quiet for too long, I risk not coming back up. I need the laughter, I need connection, I need fun in my life. And so do you.

We can’t have one without the other. Let’s not forget this.

As a culture, as a humanity, let’s not get so entrenched in what is happening in the world that we forget how simple it could be, if we allow it to be so.

Wishing you a flurry mix this February of silence within and pure redeeming fun.

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