When Life Gets Serious...

It's time to seriously get playful!

‘Heaven lies about us in our infancy,

Shades of the prison-house begin to close

Upon the growing Boy,

But he beholds the light, and whence it flows,

He sees it in his joy.’ ~ William Wordsworth

To stimulate creativity, one must develop the childlike inclination for play.' ~ Albert Einstein

Here are seven suggestions to ignite your creative spirit:

  1. Call your most light-hearted friend and ask her if she can come out and play...
  2. Find a set of swings, preferably with long ropes and high enough so your feet don't touch the ground... Go as high as you can!
  3. Take a drive... anywhere. Just drive and see where you end up (it's called adventure).
  4. Take yourself on a date. Visit a favourite cafe, a museum, an art gallery. Enjoy a leisurely lunch... buy yourself some beautiful flowers.
  5. Pack a picnic and head to the beach for a blissful few hours of sun, sand and solitude...
  6. Go skinny-dipping! (Especially fun with a friend!)
  7. Write down your dreams. It's a whole other world of adventure... Dreamland is Playland!

I remember calling friends after school and saying, "Can you play?" (I'd wait while they asked their mom)... then off we'd go to build a fort, play Snow Queen or Ice Capades... or maybe just hang-out in the back garden and talk about what we were going to be when we grew up.

‘When I grow up I want to be a little boy.’ ~ Joseph Heller

What do you want to be when you grow up? Can you play?