One of the fondest memories of my childhood is a fun game my sis and I used to play every night before going to bed.
“Aaaa main mar gaya” (“I just died”)
In the game, one had to pretend to be dead.
The other had to crack jokes to awaken the dead.
If the dead smirked/smiled/laughed, they lost!
As I reflect upon those beautiful days today, I realize how as a kid one of the hardest things to do is to not laugh.
And then we grow up.
We get better at not laughing!
The hardest thing then becomes to laugh.
The easiest thing to learn from a child is to be a child again, sans all the weights we have gathered along the way.