Tears and laughter.

At the riverbanks of the Nile in the paleness of the twilight a hyena met a crocodile. They stopped and greeted each other.

The hyena spoke and said: "How are you, sir?"

And the crocodile answered: "Not well. Sometimes I cry for pain and sadness, and then the creatures say that I shed crocodile tears. That hurts me more than I can say.

Then the hyena spoke: "You talk about your pain and sadness. But consider me for a moment. I contemplate the beauty of the world and its wonders, and filled with joy I laugh when the day smiles at me. And those of the jungle say to me: "It’s a hyena’s laughter."

From "The prophet" – by Gibran Jalil Gibran.