This is another installment from the ON THE ROAD Series I created with Chester Pink. I did not write much on Chester and the ways in which he opened my mind, but one of the more basic but utterly important lessons he taught me was to make time for play. I've written before that I have been known to be called "the fun police" but my siblings. In work, too, I am often all work and no play. Generally speaking, it is hard for me to play because it seems as if I'm doing nothing, and doing nothing means wasting time. The truth is that Making Time for Play is an opportunity to slow down. It's an opportunity to change the energy and to engage in a different attitude. It reinvigorates and reenergizes the body, soul and mind. After driving long hours Chester brought out our newly purchased ball. At first, I was reluctant to join him (in some way thinking that this behavior was too childish for me). But then I decided to join him. Now as I observe this -- I can see that there is still some resistance to doing fun, but the act of it obviously softens me up. The lesson here is: don't forget to make time for play even on your busiest day.
Filmed in a McDonald’s Parking lot somewhere in Tennessee