Last night I spent a while playing with a candle. I’d put wax scraps into the burning candle to give it more fuel. It was fun, getting lost playing with candle wax.
All this schooling, all these multiple choice tests, cause me to forget how to play around. It’s fun opening and closing a needle-holder to learn about suturing. It’s a lot of fun playing with a microscope to learn how to see the retina. It’s fun rearranging words in a text box and coming up with a blog post.
Play is really the best way to learn anything — with time not an issue, with looking good not an issue, with “getting it done” not an issue — just interacting, one on one, with the stuff you’re learning, like a cat playing with string. Cats got it all figured out.