Friday, 24 March 2000

From "Everyday Life: A Poetics of Vernacular Practices"

By L. Abrahams.

At our most playful, we are able to get away from it all, even into a parallel realm in which the motives of everyday life are replayed with no obligation to commit to anything but the flow of the play itself and the rush arising with the focused expenditure of energy [...] While play seems to promise the experience of letting go, the departure is not from the rules, but from one set of stylized practices to another, all in the service of participation by the players and an ability to follow what is going on.

No comments: