Play is one of the highest spiritual forms of being. When we're in that state, we get lost in ourselves, which allows the mind to receive the message of the spirit. --Ellie Katz
Here's Ellie Katz waxing poetic about the importance of play. When you find yourself getting too serious about life -- keep Katz's words close your heart:
Playology is about waking up our senses, infusing our organs of seeing, hearing, smelling, touching, tasting-- and the higher cognitive senses as well, with the spirit of play. Play ignites creativity and spontaneity. Playing together leads to trust and cooperation.