Deep. Adj. 1. The most intense or extreme
2. Profoundly absorbed or
3. A distance estimated in fathoms.
- The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language,3rd edition
PLAY. It is an activity which proceeds within certain limits of time and space, in a visible order, according to rules freely accepted, and outside the sphere of necessity or material utility. The play-mood is one of rapture and enthusiasm, and is sacred or festive in accordance with the occasion. A feeling of exaltation and tension accompanies the action.
- Johan Huizinga, Homo Ludens
spirit of deep play is central to the life of each person, and also to society,
inspiring the visual, musical, and verbal arts; exploration and discovery; war;
law; and other elements of culture we've come to cherish (or dread). Swept up by the deepest states of play,
one feels balanced, creative, focused.
Deep play is a fascinating hallmark of being human; it reveals our need
to seek a special brand of transcendence, with a passion that makes
thrill-seeking explicable, creativity possible, and religion
*shared by Aileen L. Sison
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