CHAPTER 8 Let the Wild Rumpus Begin

Image of a box with an upward arrow and eyes drawn on its front face.

‘A child's world is fresh and new and beautiful, full of wonder and excitement. It is our misfortune that for most of us that clear-eyed vision, that true instinct for what is beautiful and awe-inspiring, is dimmed and even lost before we reach adulthood.’

—Rachel Carson

It's a happy talent to know how to play. Professor Stuart Brown tells us that play is like oxygen. In other words, it's all around us but we just don't notice it.

Until it's gone.

And you know when it's gone. You know when it's gone from your relationship, your friendships and you know when it's gone at work.

When was the last time you ...

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