Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Er what's play?

So what is play?

Thats the question striking anyone who wants to contribute, myself included.

I'm not sure yet if I will write or draw something myself yet, as opposed to just persuading other people to do it, but I have been trying to think of what I might do.

These days play for me is sitting in front of a screen twiddling my thumbs, or going outside and kicking a ball, throwing a frisbee. In some ways its not all that different from what I did 15 years ago, but go back a few years further say 20 years ago and it seems a lot more "adult".

What was it about losing myself in my imagination that was so easy and fun, maybe the fact that it was easy.

These days I have more "responsibilities" to myself and others that detract from making play easy. I'm going to need to forget about a few of them to remember what play was all about if Im going to create something.


Sorry its seemed slow, been on a bit of an end of summer holiday.

1 comment:

Joming said...

Katie and I had a discussion about this... about how as you get older, you progress from inviting your friends over to 'play' (as children), then when you are a teenager, the thing to do is to 'hang out', and then often times in our age group, a lot of times, it's basically only acceptable to do things when food or alcohol is involved... especially for acquaintances... whereas as children, 5 minutes after meeting someone, you'd run off and have adventures, playing games, or being in imaginary worlds