Having been in the entertainment industry for almost 30 years, I grew up being told to “Stop Skylarking…” (verb skylarking pass time by playing tricks or practical jokes; indulge in horseplay) from a father who was a stern disciplinarian. Having lost my son Rory to a very tragic climbing accident, there seemed very little to be happy about, and I really felt extremely guilty the first time I actually laughed after the many tears that had flowed. Rory bolted a route just before he died called “A Time to Climb” and the scripture Ecclesiastes 3:1-4 was very evident and present during my long grief process. During lockdown in 2020, the Lord reminded me of this verse, in which it also states “A Time to Laugh”. After doing a couple of laughter courses I decided to share my talent for ‘skylarking’ by helping people Laugh a little more especially during tough times.
Ecclesiastes 3: 1-4 New International Version A Time for Everything There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: 2 a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, 3 a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build, 4 a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance,