PAST IS PROLOGUE

How to Think More Deeply About Play

Play is a serious business. But seriousness does not exclude fun.

Image: Pieter Brueghel the Elder: Children’s Games. 1560. Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.

I sit down to write something about play, and its importance for human life. And as I write, I ask myself: Am I working? Or am I playing? Sometimes, it is hard to tell.