Nonsense and Innocence

Most of us, most of the time, are rather serious. Responsible. And, of course, this is the way things should be. At the same time, all of us, from time to time, enjoy letting go of this facade. Letting go unleashes a type of laughter that cannot be faked. It comes from deep within. From a place where our inner child still plays in the sunlight.

Edward Lear spent much of his time in that space.  He wrote rhymes like this

“There was an old man with a beard
Who said, ‘It is just as I feared!–
Two Owls and a Hen, four Larks and a Wren,
Have all built their nests in my beard.”

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Silly and innocent and still wondrous .Robert McCrum offers some thoughts on Lear’s Nonsense Songs. 


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