play

play is recreation. do, un-do and re-do yourself with some vital free time and space to breath, move, and become. 

“There is an old Sanskrit word, Lila, which means play. Richer than the English word, it means divine play, the play of creation, destruction, and re-creation, the folding and un-folding of the cosmos. Lila, free and deep, is both the delight and enjoyment of this moment, and the play of God. It also means love. Lila may be the simplest thing there is – spontaneous, childish, disarming. But as we grow and experience the complexities of life, it may also be the most difficult and hard-won achievement imaginable, and its coming to fruition is a kind of homecoming to our true selves.” 

(quote found in Dakshina/Daniel Phoenix Singh Dance Company Fall Festival of Indian Arts 10.24.09 performance program, which was adapted from Free Play by Stephen Nachmanovitch)

“the play’s the thing”… this earth is the proscenium on which we act. and there is no apron or arch. in my head i hear madonna crooning about our lost playground. goddessa hep me! go outside and play!

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