A Group of People

Play – Thoughts from Indonesia

In children, play, soccer on August 1, 2011 at 8:36 pm

By Gunnar Simonsen

Wonderland Park was the site of many epic battles back in the day where neighborhood friends would gather for day long mud bowls of football games. Back in the day, we would go outside and doing something many now have forgotten how to do…


It seems over time, we have simply replaced the art of playing with the art of hustling as we try to keep up with our friends and counterparts. It’s almost as if we are afraid to play, lest we miss out on something due to us being so wired up to the rest of the world.

In this, I believe we have lost something only now found in the place reserved for memories.

Remember what it felt like to play when no one was looking? For the love of friends and the innocent games we would play?

In the midst of the busyness of the city with its non stop traffic filled with motor bikes and small cars, dwelt a field. A field where the children would gather unbeknown to the world around them to do one thing…


I don’t know about you, but that looks fun.

Don’t you just want to… Play?

Take a moment today to give yourself permission to play today. If only for a moment, play. It will do your heart good.


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