Child’s Play

Child’s play is the exultation of the possible.
– Martin Buber

Preah Khan, Angkor, Cambodia
 Forte Di Bard, Italy
Vrsar, Croatia

Play is the highest form of research.
– Albert Einstein


Children at play are not playing about.
Their games should be seen as their most
serious-minded activity.
– Michel de Montaigne


Man is most nearly himself when
he achieves the seriousness of a child at play.
– Heraclitus

La Fortuna, Honduras
Beirut, Lebanon

No matter how dire the situation, how dangerous
the environment,  
children need to play. 
Whether it is splashing in puddles or climbing on abandoned tanks, 
their world of make believe is almost as important as food and shelter.

Kabul, Afghanistan

The true object of all human life is play.
– G. K. Chesterton


Deep meaning lies often in childish play.
– Johann Friedrich von Schiller


Mandalay, Myanmar

Almost all creativity involves purposeful play.
–  Abraham Maslow

Manila; Philippines


By Steve McCurry

Steve McCurry has been one of the most iconic voices in contemporary photography for more than thirty years, with scores of magazine and book covers, over a dozen books, and countless exhibitions around the world to his name.

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26 replies on “Child’s Play”

Beautifully captured frames. Each one is so special and brings a smile to our faces.
Thank you Stevebhai

Back to school is important – and make sure there is still time each day to Play. With love – TS ( a Mom and a Grandma)

Yes, we all need to find time to play. There’s a photo of the front big window of a preschool in Chicago that a colleague of mine had sent me. They put up a quote of mine, with credit (I didn’t know, but was pleased!), that reads : “Today, make time to play.”
True for kids. True for those who used to be kids. True for those who still are sometimes kids. 🙂

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