Practice Series: Become a Rogue Agent of Delight

 

The theme for this month's Practice Series is PLAY

This week, you’re invited to take your practice out of the house and into the streets—to the bus station, office, grocery store, post office, any place that could use a little boost of magic. Become ambassadors of glee and secret agents of delight with bubbles. Soap bubbles! They’re the best medicine for lifting our moods, connecting us with strangers, and reminding us that life can be filled with magic and play. And doing it as a secret agent makes it even more fun.

Here’s your assignment, should you choose to accept it:

  1. Give yourself a secret play agent name (e.g. Ninja Nutcase, The Pied Popper).
  2. Bring a bottle of soap bubbles with you and keep it handy during your day.
  3. Notice when the mood around you is getting serious or people are just zoned out.
  4. BLOW! Fill the area with bubbles, but see if you can do it without anybody knowing it’s you.
  5. You can pretend nothing is happening or be as surprised and delighted as everybody else and start trying to pop them or sing “Tiny Bubbles.”
  6. Slip out as quietly as you came!

Please report back: How did your secret mission go? 


Mother in Park Blowing Bubbles w/Daughter” by iMorpheus, Flickr (CC)

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Gwen Gordon

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Gwen Gordon is an Emmy-winning writer and creative director who began a life of play building Muppets for “Sesame Street.” She has been an artist-in-residence in settings ranging from the MIT Media Lab and Xerox PARC to San Quentin Prison. Gwen earned her master’s degree in philosophy and is a pioneer in the field of adult developmental play, publishing and teaching widely on the subject, including for the films “What the Bleep Do We Know!?” and “The Story of Stuff.” She blogs for Huffington Post and is producing a PBS special called "NOW Playing." Gwen is in the process of developing programs and coaching services for people who are interested in unleashing their playful true nature. Sign up HERE if you’re interested.


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'Practice Series: Become a Rogue Agent of Delight' have 4 comments

  1. July 20, 2015 @ 8:52 pm Kerry Hargraves

    Elevators are great for this. In an empty elevator, wait until just before the doors open and fill the air with bubbles. When the doors open they all whoosh out. Someone always says, with great delight “Ooooh, bubbles.”.

    I love that.

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    • July 20, 2015 @ 9:29 pm gwen

      Aaaah, bubble advice by a true expert! Thanks for the tip! And great to see you here Kerry!

      Reply

  2. July 21, 2015 @ 6:42 am Beth K

    Awesome. I also love randomly leaving toys around for people to find. Who doesn’t love finding a dinosaur at the coffee shop? 🙂

    Reply


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