Monday, October 22, 2012

The Creativity of Play

Ask any child. When children are painting or building castles of sand, there is nothing but fun going on. They know what we adults have long forgotten: that they all have a right to create what they want, want whatever they make is true and good.
Jan Phillips

The hardest thing about going back to work is finding the energy to play and create.  I've gotten a couple of reminders though from the young girl I encountered above and my Springer, Bella.

I worked a late shift at work and got home late. I did all of the tasks that needed doing, practiced harp and then at 9:00 pm felt a wet nose on my leg. I looked down and there was Bella. She had a tennis ball in her mouth and her tail was wagging. It might be late at night, but to her it was a good time to chase balls. I started laughing and grabbed some of her squeaky toys for a game of tug of war.

She taught me tonight. There is always time to play. Also, that when you play you open up yourself and began to create.

Tonight I'm grateful for the animals and children of the world who teach us so much.

Bless the Beasts and the Children Medley:

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