Being Silly

Rose Franken’s observation, “Anyone can be passionate, but it takes real lovers to be silly,” resonates, reminding us that shared laughter fosters profound intimacy. In our daily lives, especially within this demanding world, it’s easy to get caught up in the gravity of our work. We find ourselves overly absorbed in details, potentially overlooking the joy of a lighthearted moment.

There’s something liberating about letting go of that seriousness, embracing whimsy and laughter. Even the most serious endeavors benefit from a touch of lightheartedness. When we shed the weight of our egos and allow ourselves to be humble, we open up space for genuine laughter – the kind that strengthens bonds and lightens burdens.

As we navigate the sweltering heat and the inevitable tensions in our work, let’s choose to seek out opportunities for silliness. Personally, I’d rather find myself laughing with friends than stewing in frustration. Laughter, after all, isn’t just an escape from seriousness; it’s a powerful tool for resilience and renewal.

Let’s heed Franken’s gentle reminder. Let’s embrace the moments of silliness, whether through a shared joke, a playful post, or a lighthearted activity. Create an environment where passion finds a partner in laughter, where seriousness finds its relief in humor, and where the bonds of genuine affection and understanding flourish.

About the author

Webb Hubbell is the former Associate Attorney General of The United States. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, A Game of Inches, The Eighteenth Green, and The East End are published by Beaufort Books and are available online or at your local bookstore. When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps and The Eighteenth Green won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller. His latest, “Light of Day” will be on the bookstands soon.


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