Friday, May 20, 2011

Where's the Laughter?

I miss the sound of children playing together...laughing, sharing, even making up rules to the games they create.  I wonder what it would be like if, even for one day, everything digital or electronic would be turned off (including televisions, computers, video games, and telephones) and things like hula hoops, jump ropes, dress-up costumes, swings, sliding boards, balls, skates, bicycles, and fishing poles were made available to kids...and adults?  Would we hear the strange but pleasant sounds of silly giggles, cheerful chuckles, and  hilarious uncontrollable laughter?  Ah, I think so, and what good medicine it would be!

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