Normally, I post on Thursdays, but I was away, taking a break to let body and soul catch up to each other. Besides, this is a creativity blog and part of the creative process is being flexible so there’s no need to be rigid about a posting schedule, is there? Of course not!
While I was away, I visited a lovely park with beautiful shade trees, a hiking trail, and a playground. It was wonderful to be able to walk and then sit in the shade to read and write.
The playground was busy with lots of children running and playing. As I watched them, I remembered how much I loved being at the playground when I was little. And that’s when it hit me. I wanted to swing and go down the sliding board!
I felt a bit embarrassed at the prospect of doing that with so many people around so I thought I’d wait for the place to clear out – nap time and all that – and then I would play. Well, the park never cleared out. People kept coming and the kids kept playing. And then I thought, what the heck, I’m going to swing and slide because I want to. And so I did.
The swing was first. What a blast to go flying through the air once again! My face broke out in a big grin as I pumped my legs so I could go higher and higher.
The sliding board was next. When I was little, they were metal. Now they are plastic, but just as much fun. Down I went – twice – enjoying the twists and turns!
Playing is good for the creative soul!
© Lynn Wyvill 2012