Day 99: Touring the street art scene

Day 99: Touring the street art scene

I love the power of Play to get you looking more closely and carefully at the world. It reveals the layered reality that is all around us, but that we so easily walk by when we’re not paying attention. I talked a couple of weeks ago about how Hide and Seek gets...
Day 98: Playing with soggy animals

Day 98: Playing with soggy animals

When I talk about play people often say – or look like they want to – ‘Oh, you mean like children do?’ I have to give them a look that is somewhere between withering and disappointed and calmly explain that play is for life, not just for...
Day 97: Playing with Fire

Day 97: Playing with Fire

The rolled and plaited newspaper catches in three or four places as I move the match below it. The paper takes rapidly, flaring up into tall flames, moving quickly and soon burning up its fuel. The teepee of kindling atop it is bathed in light; starts emitting light...
Day 96: Digging for buried historic treasure

Day 96: Digging for buried historic treasure

What would have you creeping around the woods, poking around undergrowth, or walking along the river foreshore scraping away at the surface mud? That’s right, the once, and to a lesser degree still, popular hobby of bottle-digging. Here bottles thrown away by...