Play Is Spiritual

David Price
4 min readMay 27
Andrea Kowch

Chaplain: Let us praise God. Oh Lord…

Congregation: Oh Lord…

Chaplain: Oooh you are so big…

Congregation: Oooh you are so big…

Chaplain: So absolutely huge.

Congregation: So ab — solutely huge.

Chaplain: Gosh, we’re all really impressed down here I can tell you.

Congregation: Gosh, we’re all really impressed down here I can tell you.

Chaplain: Forgive Us, O Lord, for this dreadful toadying.

Congregation: And barefaced flattery.

Chaplain: But you are so strong and, well, just so super.

Congregation: Fan — tastic.

Headmaster: Amen.

— Monty Python’s “Meaning of Life:”


“You should not take old people who are already dead seriously. It does them injustice. We immortals do not like things to be taken seriously. We like joking. Seriousness, young man, is an accident of time. It consists, I don’t mind telling you in confidence, in putting too high a value on time. I, too, once put too high a value on time. For that reason I wished to be a hundred years old. In eternity, however, there is no time, you see. Eternity is a mere moment, just long enough for a joke.”

— Herman Hesse, Steppenwolf


It has taken me ten years to achieve what I today find priceless: a heart without bitterness. And as so often happens, once I overcome the bitterness, I have enclosed it in a book or two. So, I will always be judged by this bitterness that is nothing to me anymore. But it’s only fair. It’s the price that must be paid.

- Albert Camus


… I realized that the child never dies: every human being, if he has not completed some spiritual work, is a child disguised as an adult.

— Alejandro Jodorowsky


We’ve managed to turn living into a desperate and dead serious project that has no time for silliness. Silly fun is for kids, but once we grow up we learn how to put all that behind us. But I don’t think any creative person can afford to stop…

David Price

I write about creativity, loving, language learning and psycho/spirituality. I’m a longtime painter and reader.