Add Whimsy And Stir

June 17, 2013 @ 9:25 am

About 13 years ago I lived in a town where the mail carrier had a curled, handlebar mustache.

He was a cheery guy. He’d always walk with a spring in his step, and whenever he saw me I was always sure to get a “Hey, Steve!”

Of course, being friendly is a good thing, but being friendly with a handlebar mustache doubles the goodness. A greeting from him always made me happy. That’s the power of whimsy.

The world takes itself way too seriously. Just a touch of whimsy every now and then can make life that much more joyous.

In the film “Willie Wonka And The Chocolate Factory” with Gene Wilder (Favorite!), Wonka says: A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men.

How very true.

How very, very true.