“First best is falling in love. Second best is being in love. Least best is falling out of love. But any of it is better than never having been in love.”
― Maya Angelou
Being in love is one of the most magical and beautiful thing. Being in relationship with a best friend is another wonderful experience. They say laughter is the best medicine. And I believe it really is. And when laughter is mixed with love then you have an extremely wonderful dish. Laughter and love are like the best ingredients for any relationship recipe.
Love is indeed better when you laugh together. Laughter is wine for the soul – laughter soft, or loud and deep, tinged through with seriousness – the hilarious declaration made by man that life is worth living.
I would like to share one such silly incident that happened in my relationship.
We both were a part of a play. The play was about the Nativity (Birth Of Jesus Christ). Initially we both were in the backstage. Because, none of us were good at acting. I used to assist the backstage leader and he was in charge of the props.
Few days before the final show, two of the actors who were playing the Roman soldiers back out. It seemed there was a fight between the actors and the director. The director didn’t have enough of time to send out the message, take auditions, select a new actor and get him to by heart the dialogues.
So he decided to ask two boys from the backstage to act as everyone in the backstage by this point knew the whole script by heart because of the millions of practices.
They selected Mr. Silly to play the role of the main soldier. First of all, Mr. Silly had a problem of over confidence when it came to acting. He was afraid to say no because the director was a very rude person.
On his first day at practice, he seemed very confident. I asked him if he was ready and he told me he had spent the previous day practicing very hard.
When his scene came up, he was very much confident and ready. In his scene he had to assault the poor villagers and take money from them. But instead, he went around actually begging and asking for money. Literally like a beggar. And with so much confidence. And over acting. The actors who played villagers were just looking at him in shock.
No one could stop laughing. I was laughing so hard that I had tears in my eyes. One thing that I love about Mr. Silly is that he is very sporty. The director, later, came and told him what is to be actually done.
The play was a great hit. But till this day the memory of Mr. Silly acting is still alive. Everytime I think about it I get a smile on m face.
A shared sense of humour goes long way in a relationship.