Saturday, 7 May 2011

What is work and what is play?

13 comments:

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I say if you can find a job that you really love, maybe that could be defined as play with pay. How lucky would that be!

Have a great day Julie
Best wishes
Grace

Thérèse said...

Work and Play are harder and harder to match but still feasible.

Steffe said...

This looks like play.

uncertainhorizon said...

You hate work....

Kay L. Davies said...

I used to love my work, but I never thought of it as play!
I knew professional photographers who enjoyed their work but didn't consider it play, either.
Still, the newspaper business was a far cry from digging ditches or picking cotton, neither of which, I imagine, is very enjoyable at all.
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Julie said...

No no no no ... not necessarily. And I would think that the aim is to like work, or do work that you like. If one works JUST to earn an income, that is soul-destroying.

Julie said...

Oops ... we commented at the same time, Kay. Sorry.

Digging ditches and picking cotton have essential elements that could be regarded as 'play'. Firstly, the manual labour, the wielding of the mattock. The flexing of the muscles. Many people regard that as pleasurable. And, both occur in the great outdoors.

Not that I would enjoy either of them ...

Jilly said...

How lucky we are if our work is what we like to do.

diane b said...

It is great when work and play are inseparable. When I was young and working in Papua/New Guinea, I found it hard to believe that I was getting paid for what I was doing. I must admit it wore off later in life. I think it would be a little nerve racking being a professional photographer.
In answer to your comment: The lemon skins are fairly thin and they are juicy but they have many seeds. We had been getting Californian oranges which were thin skinned and juicy. Now we are getting new season Australian ones which are also thin skinned and juicy but not as sweet. I would rather have figs any day but $$$$$.

Julie said...

Dare I say that my figs are 2 for $4 ... and you know the size of a fig. One fig nicely covers a slice of toast.

Davine said...

Isn't it a great feeling when work and play are intermingled.

Chez Loulou said...

Looks like the perfect balance of both.

Joan Elizabeth said...

Whenever I have a camera in hand it feels wonderful ... but I would hate it as a job. Most of my working life I have found my work a job ... must admit the current job doesn't fall into that category a lot of the time. Like many, after being retrenched I found it had to get work of the same level and interest.