Saturday, January 05, 2008

The 'F' Word

No I'm not talking about cussing... I'm not even talking about food, I'm talking about something far more important than that.


It's occurred to me that it's been ages since I just wrote something light hearted and fun, and that's a little frustrating for me. Every now and then we all need to just blow the lid off our overindulged sense of importance or seriousness and let it all out in a good bout of smiles and laughter.

That's not easy round these parts, people are spread out far and wide and it's not so easy to hang out with them.

Hopefully in a few months I will be mobile again and I will be able to see some of the faces I have missed. I also have a bit of a madcap idea to loop the nation in a "tour" of people I know... both friends I have made in the flesh... and a few people online too.

I went down the town centre to hang out at a pub disco the other night, but the town is largely dead. I think this is a combination of things - people having to tighten the belt in the aftermath of Christmas, being an obvious one. There are other reasons too, some of which I'm sure will become obvious if you scroll back to the events of last October/November.

Another thing is that I often relate differently in groups to how I do with individuals. When I'm with one person, or I've got the attention of an entire group... I tend to be a lot more focused, I'll usually be talking about heavy stuff in those situations. When I'm not at the forefront, when I'm one of many... I'm quite the opposite, I tend to be chilling out and up to silly mischief. I think people often forget that I have two sides; when they talk one on one, it often seems that they feel obligated to be serious with me all the time.
No. No. No. No. No.No.

I want to have fun, just like everyone else. It's the simple things you treasure: putting your finger in the mixing bowl and scooping up a glob of cake mix, flinging yourself as hard as you can around bouncy castles, watching cheesy 70's shows/movies that as a kid you though were really good and instead now appreciating them now for their complete and utter nafness, running around in silly costumes... you know the kind of stuff I'm talking about. There is a time to be serious and there is a time to be random. Too much of the former and you'll end up a starchy fuddy duddy; too much of the latter and you'll miss some of the great learning experiences that come your way.

Me want fun!

1 comment:

  1. Sometimes we grown-ups forget how to just play and have fun! We all need to let our guard down once in a while.


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