A sweetgum tree that's on my walk to work provided these prisoners of war. If only as easily we could contain their tiny look-alikes.
Death, suffering, quarantine, and lost income are no causes for smiles. Yet it is also true that laughter increases infection-fighting antibodies and immune cells. Martin Luther wrote, “The best way to drive out the devil, if he will not yield to texts of Scripture, is to jeer and flout him, for he cannot bear scorn.... The devil is a melancholy spirit, and cheerful music soon puts him to flight.” Thomas More similarly stated, “The devil…that proud spirit…cannot endure to be mocked.” In Proverbs chapter 17 we have, "A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones."