One of the things that has struck me most about my foray into video production, is the sheer joy of it.
Penned 2 years ago.
It was 73°F in San Diego, CA and the scattered clouds.
Can't Sleep Love by Pentatonix was spinning on the ol' iTunes.
Very quickly I discovered that something was different. I was feeling something that I hadn't felt in a long time. The simple joy of playing. Sure I am working, but really at the end of the day I am playing.
Playing with new toys, playing with new friends, and playing with new ideas. As we enter adulthood it becomes harder and harder to find things that fill us with simple joy.
The joys of marriage and parenthood are complex, mature forms of joy. They are irreplaceable and precious, but they aren't the same type of joy you felt the first time you flew a kite, or swung on a swing set by yourself.
These simple forms of joy are connected to our child like sense of play. Every time I chase one of my boys through the house, the years just fall off. Before I know it I'm making whooping sounds and grinning like an idiot.
Part of this is because I am playing with these two amazing lives that I am lucky enough to been entrusted with, but a large part is also the fact that for a moment, I'm just a ten year old boy, chasing another 10 year old and his little brother around the living room.
My wife and I are now engaging in this play together. We have two shows that we are both participating in, and it is wonderful. Laughing, giggling and playing like the children we were when we met.
Find opportunities for simple joy, simple play in your lives people. It will change everything.
I hope you enjoyed reading Play
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