Play: a creative way to become un-balled up (my definition).
To become un-self-conscious. Un-clutched. Un-moored &
"in" the shining moment (no matter how grim).
all the execs relax.
Play is Non-Result-Seeking and un-important? &
children abandon themselves fully to it.
I can count on abandoning myself fully when I babysit my friend's children (healthy prescription for a retired older woman: once/week).
They teach me lightness, how to have fun fun fun...til' your Daddy took the T-bird away?
Girls just wanna have fun? I know this from experience.
you're only alive until you're not, right?
On the limousine ride to my father's grave, my brothers cracked jokes.
Lots of them (about our dad's frequent/silly/stupid puns). we laughed &
the load was lightened.
While the wind is being sucked out of me, I tell myself:
play with the children to feel happy and alive!
Someone else once said: to advance humanity, we need to be playful and immature, NOT
sober and cautious, so I figure
you're not really wasting time, if you're having fun wasting it, right?
I tell myself: Let us be grateful to people (especially children) in our lives, who make us happy &
encourage our hardened souls to bloom. They don't really do this with, or, on purpose.
they're freely leaving their "selves" behind on the doorstep &