A few months ago I sat in a workshop about creativity where one of the participants, a woman in her fifties, said to the leader, "But I don't know how to play."
I admit that at this point in the workshop, I'd gotten a little tired and was doodling, but when the woman said she didn't know how to play, I put down my pen and paid close attention, because that was literally a concept that had never occurred to me.
A person who doesn't know how to play.
The woman then followed up her assertion with a question, "How do you learn how to play?"
Are you as dumbfounded as I was?
Wait! It gets weirder.
Two more people in the workshop said that they didn't know how to play either.
At that point I could have sworn I heard the Twilight Zone theme music.
Then there was an entire back-and-forth about "How to Play".
And yes, I WAS the first person out of the room the moment the workshop was over -- I was afraid the boringness might rub off on me.
Tell me Killer Friends: Do you play? What are your favorite forms of play?