Friday, July 24, 2009

Tek Kin Teet Kibba Heart Bun

Kin teet is Jamaican for laughter.

Kibba means cover.

Bun stands for burn.

When translated you get someting like 'use laughter to cover pain'.

This is by no means saying be a stoic. Not at all. We Jamaicans are open and unabashed where grief and distress are concerned. We are not ashamed to let it all out. Even on national TV. Especially on national TV.

'Tek kin teet kibba heart bun', is not a saying that intends for you to live in denial and not come head on with whatever it is that is emotionally distressing.

Instead, its just a way of saying comedy and laughter are good for soothing sorrows.

So look for comedy, create merriment, laugh nuff.


Daisy Soap Girl said...

Laughter is good for the soul. I think I've heard that laughter releases endorphins(spelling?) in the body and makes you feel better.

Jamaican Expansion said...

Laughter does release endorphins in the body. Laughter is important to maintain one's well-being and overall sanity. Laughter plays a major role in what makes us human.

Margo said...

Laughter is the best medicine