Travel theme: Playing

Life’s been far too serious of late, so I’m lightening things up by celebrating the simple joys of playing. Playing the piano…

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or the kamancha

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playing in the ocean in Ireland

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or in the lake in Guatemala

Local children splashing around in Lago de Atitlán near Santiago

playing dress up for Hallowe’en

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… or for Wren Day

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or playing a little footie.

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Play ball!

xxx Ailsa

When was the last time you spent a quiet moment just doing nothing – just sitting and looking at the sea, or watching the wind blowing the tree limbs, or waves rippling on a pond, a flickering candle or children playing in the park?  – Ralph Marston

There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living. – Nelson Mandela

I do not know what I may appear to the world, but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the seashore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me. – Isaac Newton


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