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New Chances and a Divine Leeway Shared

Two psychologists’ insights about play remind us of renewal in this Spring haunted by the specter of pandemic.

Play is the answer to how anything new comes about.
–Jean Piaget

The model of true playfulness lies in the need of all young creatures, animal and human, to leap.  To truly leap, you must learn how to use the ground as a springboard and how to land resiliently and safely.  It means to test the leeway allowed by given limits.  Wherever playfulness prevails, there is always a surprising element, and at its best suggesting some new chance conquered, some divine leeway shared.
–Erik Erikson

Fleming Creek, Michigan

Fleming Creek, Michigan Spring runoff

New Chances and a Divine Leeway Shared

Two psychologists’ insights about play remind us of renewal in this Spring haunted by the specter of pandemic.

Play is the answer to how anything new comes about.
–Jean Piaget

The model of true playfulness lies in the need of all young creatures, animal and human, to leap.  To truly leap, you must learn how to use the ground as a springboard and how to land resiliently and safely.  It means to test the leeway allowed by given limits.  Wherever playfulness prevails, there is always a surprising element, and at its best suggesting some new chance conquered, some divine leeway shared.
–Erik Erikson

Fleming Creek, Michigan

Fleming Creek, Michigan Spring runoff

Photo Challenge: In a Land of Playful Awakening

The enzymes that bring Spring to life still lie dormant in Michigan, as we await our annual verdant awakening.  But, soon the green shoots  will sprout and local swimmers will take to the waters.

“Play is the answer to how anything new comes about.”
– Jean Piaget

Photo Challenge:  Awakening 

Fleming Creek, Michigan

Washtenaw County, Michigan

Photo Challenge, Favorites: Sunlight, Play and Renewal

Always in search of the playful quality of light in Michigan’s forests, I happened upon this scene confirming summer’s renewal.

“Play is the answer to how anything new comes about.”
– Jean Piaget

Photo Challenge:  Favorites  

near Ann Arbor, Michigan