“If we don’t take time to play, we face a joyless life of rigidity, lacking in creativity. The opposite of play isn’t work, but depression. If we’re going to adapt to changing economic and personal circumstances the way that nature armed us to do, then we have to find ourselves having some play time virtually every day.”
Stuart Brown and Christopher Vaughn
I could write about all that this shouts to my heart, but it has been a day stuffed from breakfast through lunch & a very long afternoon delighting with an older friend to the joys of watching Some Like It Hot & then Swing Time in his tiny room with him & his tiny pooch because it was way too hot & humid outside to take a drive or even a walk around his senior residence. We didn’t get home until around 6:00 p.m. – in the joy of experiencing our friend’s delight in the light-hearted films, we completely forgot I meant to get somewhere by 4:00 p.m. Yes, I blew it, but the only one affected by my missing it was me, whereas our leaving before Fred ended up with Ginger would have been.. less for our dear friend &, thank you, he has enough less in his life. As soon as we got home, there was just enough time to put away groceries & then head to the Glencairn Museum for a talk a friend of mine was part of – about Bryn Athyn College’s wondrous summer Building Arts workshops in blacksmithing, mosaics, stained glass & stone carving, a presentation I went because friends were making presentation & which expanding my awareness of the richness of aging upward that I could never have imagined. Then it was home to make a yummo late dinner for my Keet & a kick back as we just snugged back with one of his delectable gin & tonics, paired with a couple of Pecan Sandies. Not doing paragraph breaks or links or tags or run it through spell check. Heading up the wooden hill for a nightie night because the dawn will break all too soon & I like to roll out at what sounds like the early hour of 5:15 a.m. which suits terrible to most & suits me fine. Will go into more detail tomorrow because it truly was one of the best days of this or any other year. NOT now!