Art and Play

“The roots of art and play lie very close together.” Angus Wilson, who was an English writer.

My son once took an acting class where he was told to act is to emphasize the childlike part of us, where, we play in the world of our imagination. Do you remember how much fun it was to do that?

For me, the craft of writing is playful. I get to make a host of changes with words that challenge my inner self. When I write fiction I can create a character out of whatever cloth, I can imagine.

It’s a ball. The work compounds the wonder of my retirement, which is at its best my second childhood. Likewise, I think if you are in the workforce, the art of what you do is close to play. It can make your toughest day, at times, things of joy.

H. Robert Rubin, a best-selling, Amazon memoirist, a novelist with a draft novelette in progress, and author of Look Backward Angel, How Did I Get Through This? and Please Save the Third Dance for Me, all available on Amazon