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Is It Time For Some Silliness?

Updated on July 6, 2017

Home may be where the heart is...


Time for silliness?

When did you last do something silly?

I don't mean foolish, or just plain dumb.

Perhaps I can best explain my meaning as "something totally out of character."

If you are always constrained, introverted, and best described as "stable," when was the last time you did something "wildly fun"?

The weeks are running along normally, and you decide "It's time for a break NOW!"

You pack two days' of clothes, hit your bank or credit union for a little cash, and leave with your camera and the best credit card you have available, heading off on "a mystery ride" to a known, or even to an unknown destination.

You may have lived in the same area for "too long" while having never "hit the road" by bus (or otherwise) to see what is just over your horizon.

Now you will, and the change may be just what is "needed NOW!"

Is taking such "a break" really "silliness"?

Are you really free to just "disappear out there" for two days?

Can you do that?

If you can't, is it all "financial handcuffs," or are you tied down by obligations to others, and a work schedule with no flexibility?

Or, is it just inertia that has you "locked in place"?

After all is said and done, what is freedom, if you are not free to enjoy it?

Each fledgling bird reaches the point at which it flexes its first full plumage and leaves its nest on its first flight to the wonders beyond in the wider world.

Have you spent a lifetime feathering the nest without gaining the ability to fly?

Isn't it time for some silliness?

...but the rest of the world is out there.


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    • Perspycacious profile imageAUTHOR

      Demas W Jasper 

      3 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Dear Savvy,

      The thrust herein was "pack and go". Get that AAA or Motor Club, but pack and go.

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      3 years ago

      Thank you for this reminder for us to get out of our ruts. This is an area that I really need to work on. I am very grateful to you for the reminder. I may have to sign up for a road service first. If I got stuck somewhere out in the boonies, I would literally and figuratively be "up the creek ." There I go...already talking myself out of having fun. Sheesh!!

      A short article, but inspiring nonetheless, Demas!

    • Perspycacious profile imageAUTHOR

      Demas W Jasper 

      3 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      I'm not sure that husband's heart led him immediately upstairs to figure out how he was going to dispose of the dead mule! Follow your heart where it leads, it will seldom lead you astray, even when you start with a little silliness.

    • Perspycacious profile imageAUTHOR

      Demas W Jasper 

      3 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Venkatachari M I think people get "locked in" without being locked in. Habit, especially on enervatingly hot summer days, or rainy summer days, just follow their normal schedule, just as the husband who came home each night, gave his wife a kiss on the cheek, took off his shoes, put on his slippers, and sat down on the couch with his newspaper, and half-heartedly asked his wife, "So what's new?" Until one night when she told him, "Well there's a dead mule upstairs in the bathtub."

      It shouldn't take something like that to shake someone out of the mundane. Just a little silliness will do.

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      Audrey Hunt 

      3 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      I like this hub. I'm free to get up and go most days and I follow my heart. Love the rainbow. Thanks.

    • Venkatachari M profile image

      Venkatachari M 

      3 years ago from Hyderabad, India

      A good challenge and a nice message to the people to remove their shackles and enjoy life. Beautifully presented.

    • Perspycacious profile imageAUTHOR

      Demas W Jasper 

      3 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Louise, We are not all free to just "get up and go" but sometime in the weeks ahead we just might squeeze in a two-day jaunt to fresh horizons. Good luck.

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      Louise Powles 

      3 years ago from Norfolk, England

      Yes, it's a big world out there. And there's so much to see and do. I'd love to travel the world.


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