Heart Happy (cathy_edgett) wrote,
Heart Happy
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Plorking -

My father always saw work as play, so I resonate to this sharing by Jeff Bridges in the book he's written with Bernie Glassman, The Dude and The Zen Master.

Jeff Bridges: "When I was really young, my mom enrolled me in dance classes.  "Mom, I'm too young to dance," I told her. She kind of forced me, but I ended up loving it, and after the first lesson I came back and said, "Come on, Mom, I'll show you the box step." That introduced me not just to dancing but also to working with someone without having a goal; after all, you're not going anywhere, you're just dancing. Years later, whenever she send me off to work, she'd always say, "Remember, have fun, and don't take it too seriously." So I have this word for much of what I do in life: plorking. I'm not playing and I'm not working, I'm plorking."

He continues:


"You know, play doesn't have to be a frivolous thing. You may think of a Beethoven symphony as something serious, but it's still being played. I think Oscar Wilde said that life is too important to be taken seriously."
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