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  • Writer's pictureTony Holden

Serious times

Son Adam’s songs are titled ‘Playtime for Everyone’ – I understand it as a take on human rights, workers’ rights and play and creativity. During covid-19 we are all being encouraged to use: memory, games, art, music, sport so as to be healthy and nurture well-being. What – in what feels like an earlier age – we called leisure. I’d add two ideas to this vital mix. We need to work at our own values through reflection and self-examination: a process that is greatly to do with what is variously called mindfulness, creativity, and spirituality. We also need to work at understanding our own ‘place’ within the power structures of our society and to join, as we are able, civil organizations whose purpose and aims are to do with the common good.

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