Examples of "Carnivalwsque" happenings in the 1960s rock music world.
(1) Richard Brody, The New Yorker. (2) Tina Hassannia, Hyperallergic. (3) Matt Hanson, The Arts Fuse.
(original collage, "Child's Play," by John Ashbery)
Blurring the Line Between Work & Play
“Work and play are words used to describe the same thing under different conditions.” ~ Mark Twain
“The supreme accomplishment is to blur the line between work and play.” ~ Arnold Toynbee
“I cannot face with comfort the idea of life without work; work and the free play of the imagination are for me the same thing. I take no pleasure in anything else.” ~ Sigmund Freud
“If their work is satisfying people don't need leisure in the old-fashioned sense. No one ever asks what Newton or Darwin did to relax, or how Bach spent his weekends. At Eden-Olympia work is the ultimate play, and play the ultimate work.” ~ J.G. Ballard
“The work becomes play and play becomes your work, your life unfolds.” ~ Robert Frost
“Perhaps it is this theory of all work and no play that has made the Marxist such a very dull boy.” ~ Herbert Read
“The difference between work and play is only a matter of attitude. Work, fully done, is play.” ~ Gerald May
“To play so as to be relaxed and refreshed for work is not to play, and no work is well and finely done unless it, too, is a form of play.” ~ Alan Watts
“This is the real secret of life. To be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it is play." ~ Alan Watts
“We are simply celebrating here. Existence is not a journey, it is a celebration. Think of it as a celebration, as a delight, as a joy! Don't turn it into a suffering, don't turn it into a duty, a work. Let it be play.” ~ Osho
And, of course, Art is the highest form of Play
"Garden in the Mind"
The thematic memes below are for the Gypsy Scholar playing (6/8/20) the audio from a short film called “Garden,” which contained the line, "there's a garden in the mind" (setting from UCSC garden,) featuring Prof. N.O. Brown reciting his “My Georgics," which also burred the line between work and play.)