The Value Of Nonsense... Aka Being Silly Is Good For Us

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  1. Jeff Tracy

    Jeff Tracy Well-Known Member
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    What better way to relieve stress than a bit of nonsense. When the mind is all at sea a word is like a raft but a bit of nonsense is like a rescue helicopter ... This is the place to post your favourite silliness ... Edward Lear, Lewis Carroll, Mervyn Peake, Sukumar Ray, Edward Gorey, Colin West, Dr. Seuss, and Spike Milligan. The Martian Poets and Ivor Cutler ... there are a few to choose from ... to get the ball rolling here is an article explaining some lines from 'The Jabberwocky' ;
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    I love 'silliness' but prefer Laurel and Hardy
     
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    "The time has come," the Walrus said,

    "To talk of many things:

    Of shoes—and ships—and sealing-wax

    Of cabbages—and kings

    And why the sea is boiling hot—

    And whether pigs have wings."

    From Through the Looking Glass
     
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