Thursday, May 09, 2013

Come Play with my Toy


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I was reading somewhere that 99.9% of adults forget how to play just for the sake of playing. Running/walking becomes a grim business of time and distance checking, cell phone manipulations and exhaustion. PBs (personal bests) join career achievements. Races and competitions become de rigeur. All the absolute fun is removed leaving the same stress levels as are on the job. I've been there with tennis, running and bridge.

I've made the decision recently that if it's not fun I'm not going to do it.

With that in mind I added a new toy to my life, see above. Yeah, I bought this second hand for a couple of bucks.

I can't stop playing with it. The lighthouse flashes, the water pours down the mountain into the sea and the gulls call and cry to each other.

It's like I vacuumed my brain.

I recommend.

10 comments:

  1. My cats would love that. They are half duck I think. But that's darn cute, love the waves and the sailboat at the base.

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  2. What a wonderful toy!

    I'm absolutely NOT a competitive person, so most of what I do is entirely for fun. You're right that many adults have forgotten the simple enjoyment of childhood and have turned everything into a kind of performance. Which is ultimately soul-destroying.

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  3. Deb:
    Someone was here today and couldn't stop playing with it!

    Your cats would love it. Maybe drink from the waterfall? :)

    XO
    WWW

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  4. GM:
    And bring some toys of your own, perhaps?
    XO
    WWW

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  5. Nick:

    It's so very, very sad when we lose our playfulness. We need to have a summer camp and reconnect with that part of ourselves.

    XO
    WWW

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  6. I like that, but for such toys I prefer chickens.

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  7. I use toy trains to get the same effect. The vacuum cleaner however cannot find anything to suck out!

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  8. I very much like playing. But not with toys so much.

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