I am flashing back to me sitting at a little table in kindergarten and joyously finger painting. I was painting apples and remember the red paint squishing between my fingers as I swirled it on the shiny white paper. I was enthralled by the magic of creating with my own hands and I have been ever since.
Creativity came easier back in the day when it walked hand in hand with play. But play requires time and work always claims a big chunk of time first. Still, the importance of play has been on my mind lately and my growing desire has met with opportunity.
As of 3 p.m. today, my children are on spring break. We’re not traveling anywhere and have no plans at all. It’s a good opportunity to unplug, relax into free time and remember how to play.
I’ve decided to take a break too and won’t be posting next week. I have books I’d like to read, lunches I’d like to take (with my children) and a host of other fun things I’ve been putting aside for far too long. Tops on my list is Zentangle art. As a Christmas present to myself, I bought doodling pens and a Zentangle book. (Amazon associates link.) Three months later, I have yet to sit down and enjoy them. That’s a dang shame and this coming week I’m going to make it right.
Other than that, I have no concrete plans and that’s a good thing. Play is best done informally, with no agenda or timetable. I hope you have a good week next week. For me, I’ll be sleeping a bit later and accomplishing a bit less than usual – and that will be a wonderful thing.
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