“All the world’s a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances,
And one man in his time plays many parts,
His acts being seven ages.”
— William Shakespeare
Laughing through a murderously good play tonight, (Clue – a play adapted from a movie, adapted from a board game) one has to wonder if life is really just a game.
If it is, then it seems like the game keeps changing. One minute we’re playing the school game, the next minute the parent game. We play the neighborhood game at home and the office game at work. We play the commuter game during the week and the pedestrian game on the weekend.
No matter what games we choose to play, we have to play by the rules of that game. Each game has rules with which we have to abide. If we’re really good, we can change the rules of the game.
Still, no one is forcing us to play any of those games. We choose to play.
If we choose to play, then we can choose which games we want to play – games which are worth playing, games which make our world and ourselves better.
Those are the games I choose to play.
Today’s gift of time … Attended my son’s penultimate performance of Clue, bringing along two neighborhood boys who otherwise wouldn’t have been able to go.