May 7, 2009
"If people never did silly things, nothing intelligent would ever get done."
- Ludwig Wittgenstein
This quote posed a pause in my thinking. Some people tend to think intelligence = serious, while silly is just plain silly. Not so! Thankfully, we have playgrounds so school children can go outside and and shed the books in order to create shapes out of the clouds.
The serious side of life can sometimes consume us, and that is when it is necessary to find balance. It could be creating something from clay, a run, playing the piano, telling jokes, reading the comics. There are a myriad of ways by which someone can, and should shake off the seriousness by doing the opposite. This is called balance, ying/yang, whatever you want to call it. Run, jump, and play - it is all good.
Many an evening, my Hubby and I will dance in the kitchen or living room. There is no music, our steps are not matching up to the sound on the tv etc. I call him Fred, he calls me Ginger. We laugh and laugh and it feels good to act silly.
Do you have a balance in your life?