It is a happy talent to know how to play.
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Diane Ackerman on Deep Play

Diane Ackerman on Deep Play

Sep 16, 2019-- 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. (3896 reads)

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