I am floating in the public pool, an older guy who has achieved much, including tenure, a child, and health insurance including dental.
I have a Premier Rewards Gold Card from American Express, and my car is large. I have traveled to Iceland. In addition, I once met Toni Morrison at a book signing and made some remarks she found “extremely interesting.” And last month I was the subject of a local news story called “Recyclers: Neighbors Who Care.” In short, I am not someone you would take lightly.
But when I begin to playfully splash my wife, the teenaged lifeguard raises her megaphone and calls down from her throne, “No horseplay in the pool,” and suddenly I am twelve again, a pale worm at the feet of a blond and suntanned goddess, and I just wish my mom would come pick me up.
From Blood Pages (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2018). Used here with the author’s permission.
“There Are No Ordinary People. You have never talked to a Mere Mortal.” C.S.Lewis
There is a playful movement under foot. Not child’s play. Not porn. Not malicious, just simply Adult Playfulness.
Here at “Practice Playfulness” we believe life without play and a playful outlook is life without living. PLAYFULNESS is critical for adults and like anything it takes practice. Just as important …if not more so than for children.
Play & Playfulness are vital for:
The Human Spirit
Quality of Life
Join us and play along as we explore practices to increase personal playfulness! We are adults much longer, typically, than we are children – we have A LOT of playfulness to practice!
“If life has got to be a play, let us play it well. As the avoidance of problems and the maintenance of inner peace may guide us smartly through open and unswerving confrontations, let us face up to conflicts playfully, as well. Playfulness allows us to see things from different angles and may sometimes save us from harmful outcomes.(“The band was still playing”)”