The recent suicide of Robin Williams reminded me that we are losing our clowns
. They are so important, because scientists tell us that for optimal health we need to have at least one good laugh
A friend of ours attended school with Williams, so I told him I thought he had a pretty good chance of seeing his ghost. His ghost won’t speak to him, but he will let him know who he is by what he does.
It turns out that laughter is more important even than good diet and exercise, although these things are obviously important. Laughter is ‘catching,’ just like a sneeze or a yawn.