I watched my child play today,
And she made my spirit smile.
In watching her on a toddler swing
I felt young myself, for awhile.
And the notion occurred to me,
That when we also play,
We re-create ourselves,
And make wise use of our days.
For as adults, we sometimes sadly think,
That when we play we waste our time,
But I think that when we dance and sing,
We make our lives worthwhile.