If you don't know about the Dude you have no Qur'an guy, check out my post from yesterday in order to proceed. Today, I want to focus on the laugh the Dude you have no Qur'an guy makes immediately after saying, "Dude, you have no Qur'an."
It is a laugh the drips of bittersweetness. There is a melancholic quality to his chuckle. It is also a tad sheepish. Yet, it smacked of self-actualization.
He was clearly very proud of himself and knew he was a hero. But you can see his mind working in his eyes. The day's events had created a moment of self-reflection for him, expressed in his laughter. He saw himself and realized that, though a hero, he was also a ridiculous caricature of his ideals. He understood he needed to make some changes in his life. How much longer can he show up to protests and yank Qur'ans out of people's hands?
In the midst of that laughter, the Dude you have no Qur'an guy immediately decided to go look for his shirt and apply to law school. It was his swansong in the field of heroic tomfoolery.