Why Play is Serious Business
Think of a child playing with her toys and you’ll see just how serious this business of play is.
When playing, a child becomes enrapt in her senses, focused, and “in flow,” all the while animating her toys, taking what is wooden and bringing it to life. She also feels deeply connected to and related to that toy.
The same is true in all kinds of adult encounters too: in good conversations, in collaborative work, cultural pursuits, art making, love making, just plain making, play brings us closer to ourselves. It also brings us closer to each other, since play is the marrow of compassion, an essential element of cooperation.
To play is to be liberated. And, in this, it is a whole lot more than “fun.” This is why we chose our name.