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Diane Ackerman on Deep Play

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September 16, 2019

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Diane Ackerman on Deep Play

It is a happy talent to know how to play.

– Ralph Waldo Emerson –

Diane Ackerman on Deep Play

In this moving piece, poet, essayist, and naturalist Diane Ackerman’s reverence for play is brought to life through selections from her book, “Deep Play”. While others have easily dismissed play as trivial or time-consuming, Ackerman asserts, “Opportunities for deep play abound. In its thrall we become ideal versions of ourselves… [Its] many moods and varieties help to define who we are and all we wish to be.” Reflecting on its evolutionary role, psychological, and spiritual dimensions, Ackerman invites us to reacquaint ourselves with the very activity that makes us human. { read more }

Be The Change

How can you incorporate more play into your day? Reflect on ways you can express your creative freedom. Note from the Editors: Yesterday’s feature on Lewis Hyde had a broken link. Our apologies for the error. You can read the interview here. { more }

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