Life can feel like a poorly planned and poorly maintained amusement park.

The paths may be confusing, twisting, winding.

Maps and guides are there but they may be hidden behind overgrown bushes or misplaced off the path.

The crowd may feel overwhelming, and you may feel alone, trying to find the people you came to find.

But what most amusement parks offer, even the poorly planned, are opportunities for play, fun, and even delight.

The thrill of a ride, the challenge of a game, and the quirks of the staff are all opportunites to enjoy the experience despite the windy paths, hidden maps and overwhelming crowds.

A sense of playfulness is available to us.

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