It seems so terribly grown up and religious to be serious. Does it ever occur to you how awfully serious we are all the time about everything? How boring is that?
Children laugh. Adults, it seems, are forgetting how to. We are so serious and most of all we are serious about ourselves.
The saints write and speak so often about humility, and our Holy Father Benedict speaks beautifully about humility and he also warns against laughter, but I think his warnings about laughter are warnings against cynical laughter, mockery, vulgarity and useless frivolity.