Now that is the kind of spirituality I am talking about. Seth Godin leaves a touching tribute on his blog to kindergarten teacher Lenny Levine in which he writes
…he taught them this motto, “You can’t say you can’t play.” It was a mantra about inclusion and openness and it let kids understand that what you thought about someone yesterday didn’t really matter if they had something to contribute today.
A spiritual approach to play appreciates that all have something to contribute and actualise in the realm of play, it’s the inclusiveness of Jesus, the part of him that rebuked the disciples for turning away children or the pharisees for not allowing him to heal on the sabbath. Effectively he was saying to them ” You can’t say you can’t play”