Fiction as Play

Fiction is to the grown man what play is to the child; it is there that he changes the atmosphere and tenor of his life.

Robert Louis Stevenson



2 thoughts on “Fiction as Play

  1. absolutely. I recently heard a poet quoted as saying she wrote her best poem when she was eight years old. She was still writing. Now well-published and yet is still trying to capture the spirit of her eight year old self and that poem.

    New research also shows that happiest folks are those who create, music, art, write, dance. Also the most stable folks. People create despite mental health problems, not because of them.

  2. As a pediatric occupational therapist, my work is to play. I need to be careful to not work so hard at being therapeutic in play that the child loses the freedom play, true play, affords. This post reminded me, both for them, and for my own playtime. Thanks!

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