“I think a good way to conceive of sacred space is as a playground. If what you’re doing seems like play, you are in it. But you can’t play with my toys, you have to have your own. Your life should have yielded some. Older people play with life experiences and realizations or with thoughts they like to entertain. In my case, I have books I like to read that don’t lead anywhere. One great thing about growing old is that nothing is going to lead to anything. Everything is of the moment” -- Joseph Campbell, "A Joseph Campbell Companion: Reflections on the Art of Living"
A scared space as a playground? Yes. I read the above quote and it dawned on me that, yes, indeed, a sacred space should be a place where what you are doing seems like play. I'm not talking about frivolity. I mean, like Campbell describes, it is a playground where one can be happy and do the things the get the juices flowing and inspire the imagination and quell the fears and stresses of daily routine. Playgrounds, even if they are in your mind, are indeed sacred places and for that, we
Rob McMurray, self described muser extraodinaire.
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