The Paradox of Play

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With all the hustle and bustle of everyday life, the simple joys of childhood become even more important. Hearing the words, “Go outside and play,” was a common theme of my growing years. This was a valuable time to relax and enjoy ourselves without the pressure of performing for an audience. We could be wild pirates conquering new worlds, or simply lay on a sunny rock marveling at the many legs of a centipede while listening to the piercing cries of the birds.

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