Role Playing

IMG_1726No, this isn’t an idea from NUTTY blog site. Role playing brings out the child in the adult. I’m the fairy grandmother who will grant you a wish or three. Beside me are Tweedledum and Tweedledee. You remember them from Alice In Wonderland? Their names have become synonymous in popular western culture for any two people who look and act in identical ways. We’re at MMM summer school at Trent and it’s dress-up time. We’re not nutty but we’re a little crazy sometimes yet we trust each other enough to behave in this manner together.

Children have a prolific creative urge while teenagers and adults can become inhibited. Nowadays the virtual world of role playing communities feels safer. Yet live-action role playing still has benefits to interpret and depict in difficult situations like interviews or in the classroom. Improvisation still plays a big role in free art expression. Keeping the child alive in us keeps us younger but not immature.

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