Why play?

Well, why not? It doesn’t really create any negative carbon emissions.

Here is what Paul Born says in his lovely book ‘Deepening Community: Finding joy together in chaotic times’:

‘We adults need to play because it evokes optimism, gives us creative energy, reduces stress, and provides the fuel to feel pleasure. Play also helps us develop the emotional intelligence that is essential for community, as these enjoyable activities give us the opportunity to test relationships and human behaviors with fewer consequences than more serious undertakings. Play creates a sense of belonging and binds us together.’

Yep. Sounds good to me. And I love what one of the participants said about Playshops. It’s a chance to get out of your serious. That makes me smile!

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