Whimsy Has Its Place

Many of us are attracted to the playful, quaint and fanciful.  Children take to it naturally, of course, but you can also find it in New Yorker cartoons and a satirical print of a calligraphy class – see detail below. I think that is a good thing. A taste for whimsy is one of the more appealing human traits.

The gentle art of whimsy can provide a point of light that is especially appreciated in dark times.  During the postlude to a virtual church service in these times of COVID 19 social distancing, two children vigorously “played” a large organ displayed behind them in their little Zoom rectangle.

When is the last time you engaged in banter or added a small whimsical touch where it could bring you and others a moment of joy?

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Cat calligraphy class print copy