Living in Play

27 Jul

“Play is an active form of learning that unites the mind, body, and spirit. Living in play means confirming our existence and celebrating life. Play brings out the greatness, dignity, and sacredness of our existence, which in turn gives impetus and meaning to our lives.” (Joseph Levy, 1978, Play Behavior)

I just stumbled upon this quote, and I love it. “Living in play” … what a fabulous phrase. At one point in class today, I realized that every person in the room, no matter their age, was fully immersed in the spirit of play — the children, the parents, the babysitters, the grandparents (and, of course, the teacher). We were, indeed, “living in play.” And to know that, at that moment, we were learning and giving meaning to our lives — that is a profound gift.


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