Bella Vida by Letty

Olly Olly oxen free!!!

Play: have fun, amuse oneself, be life of party, caper, carouse, carry on, cavort, clown, dally, dance, entertain oneself, fool around, frolic, go on a spree, horse around, joke, jump, kick up heels, let go, let loose, let one’s hair down, make merry, mess around, rejoice, revel, romp, show off, skip

“You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.” Plato

Olly Olly oxen free!!!  Come out, come out & play.

Children’s squeals echo throughout the neighborhood just after sunset right before darkness falls.  The high pitched clatter of a rock filled aluminum can striking the tar rattling into the gutter. Tangy scents of insect repellent, sweat, freshly dug black dirt, grass stains and melted Popsicles.

You’re it!!

Mother’s calls ignored as small shapes dive behind bushes, squat behind tires and fold themselves into crawl spaces.  Giggles erupt from gangways.  Footsteps stop and start again in a frenzy.

Ssssssssshhhhhhhh!!!!  Screams & squeals of delight.

One, two I’m coming for you!!!!

One by one the stars reveal themselves to grant wishes and more nights like this to come.

My favorite summer evening games are Kick the Can & Statues.
What’s your favorite summer game?

“If music be the food of love, play on.” William Shakespeare

“Work consists of whatever a body is obliged to do. Play consists of whatever a body is not obliged to do.” Mark Twain

HIDE: bury, camouflage, cloak, cover, curtain, disguise, ditch, duck, go into hiding, go underground, harbor, hold back, hole up, hush up, keep from, keep secret, lie low, lock up, mask, not give away, not tell, obscure, plant, protect, screen, shadow, shelter, shield, shroud, smuggle, stash, stifle, stow away, suppress, take cover, tuck away

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