play as medicine
i gathered these maple samaras from my deck and then spent a half hour playing. i could have made more elaborate tessellated designs, but that felt a little too much like work. it would have taken more concentration, and very patient placements. i just wanted to play. like we did as kids. it’s high summer. hot. humid. i’m feeling languorous. i don’t like air conditioning. so, as the humidity rises, my ambitions melt away in equal proportion. it feels good to allow myself this indulgence. to remember what long, hot summer afternoons felt like. turn off the a/c and play. it’s good medicine.
maple tree samaras