Nonsense? Yes please!

“I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it’s a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, and that enables you to laugh at life’s realities.” ~ Dr. Seuss


Wouldn’t it be wonderful if imagination and silliness were on school curricula every day?

I hope to be silly even in old age… and by the looks of things, I’m succeeding! How about you?


29 responses

  1. Great post and yes, I will be silly in my old age. Sometimes I forget that I’m not all that young, anymore!! Well, they say that age is a relative thing and I believe it.

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    May 27, 2010 at 05:00

  2. I am starting to feel more comfortable being silly,
    so I imagine myself as old and downright off my rocker.

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    May 27, 2010 at 05:04

  3. One of my favorite things is being silly with my grandkids, so I guess I am silly in my old age. I say”you go girl” to the woman in your picture.

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    May 27, 2010 at 05:04

  4. I try to add to add some to mine 🙂

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    May 27, 2010 at 05:27

  5. Di

    I hope I NEVER lose my ability to laugh and be silly. I’d be lost without it.

    Di

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    May 27, 2010 at 05:40

  6. Well, as you know, Fi, I revel in silliness. I also encourage it in children, though in the US, the schools are full of seriousness. There’s work to do and tests to take.

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    May 27, 2010 at 05:45

  7. Me too! My Snuggie and I are very happy in public together.

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    May 27, 2010 at 06:12

  8. Oh yes, nonsense, and silliness are what keeps us young and open to new things. Lucky are those who remain that way even in their old age.

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    May 27, 2010 at 06:24

  9. ed

    silliness and fantasy are an essential part of being human. einstein said imagination is most important when creating something significant, or something like that. he said it was important. laughter, dreaming, what would we be without them?

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    May 27, 2010 at 06:43

  10. Absolutely! A sad thing is that so many children learn very quickly what is “silly” or imagination and what is not. A little pal of mine turned 3 recently and I gave her fairy wings, a wand and a mask. Her mum said: “Now you can do magic!” and she replied: “Yes, but ONLY pretend!”
    Her mum and I were horrified and almost took the stuff back because we KNOW we can do magic.

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    May 27, 2010 at 10:07

  11. Silly is always good–life is so serious. We need to lighten things up some! I need to be silly more.

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    May 27, 2010 at 12:50

  12. Being silly is easiest with a friend. Luckily I have one, who enjoys it as much as I do! 🙂

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    May 27, 2010 at 13:51

  13. Blu

    I am known as the woman with a dog who laughs a lot, is this a good start?

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    May 27, 2010 at 14:58

  14. I am with you. With the 3 young kids, I have a goofiness free pass now and am ejoying every minute of it.

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    May 27, 2010 at 15:38

  15. Dear Fiona

    We cant be serious 100% of the time…the life it would be a hell.
    nice post
    nice day

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    May 27, 2010 at 15:41

  16. This is AWESOME!!!

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    May 27, 2010 at 17:00

  17. And I thought it was! :-0

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    May 27, 2010 at 17:08

  18. I need a daily dose of silly, and a little laughter to survive..often times you are it! So for that I say Thanks..:)

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    May 27, 2010 at 17:56

  19. When I get old, I’m going to wear tiaras and pink mumus and bake pies and bbq ribs all day.

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    May 27, 2010 at 19:12

  20. Yes, it would be wonderful if we would nurture whimsy in school. An under-developed imagination is a tragedy.

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    May 27, 2010 at 20:15

  21. yes it would be…so much is wasted in the rigor of standardized testing…every once in a while you get one of thoese teachers though that uses theirs and allows the kids to do so…

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    May 27, 2010 at 20:45

  22. Well I guess that I’ve already reached old age chronologically even if not in spirit. ! And sometimes I’m silly. And I still love Dr Seuss. So yeah.

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    May 27, 2010 at 23:46

  23. Clive

    Yes, indeed I’m becoming an old grumpy and silly woman and I’m very happy with that!

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    May 27, 2010 at 23:51

  24. The day you forget to be silly is the day your life isn’t fun anymore!!

    And in answer to your question about the movie “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” (which I reviewed today on my book blog), it was subtitled. I hope we get the rest of the movies releases here too!!! I’m sure the “Hollywood” version is totally going to screw it up!

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    May 28, 2010 at 01:58

  25. Dr. Seuss was very wise … and so are you! 🙂

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    May 28, 2010 at 02:32

  26. Half the fun in life is being silly with like minded friends – always make sure you know someone you can be silly with!

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    May 28, 2010 at 10:47

  27. I’m not at all silly. It’s tragic.

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    May 28, 2010 at 17:58

  28. silliness is not tolerated in my kid’s school. it’s all about grades. I know they are important to a degree but using one’s imagination is vital.

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    May 29, 2010 at 08:28

  29. I agree with being silly in a fun way. Women are better at that than men as we tend to be too self concious.

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    May 30, 2010 at 04:43

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