To play means to wage your stakes. It means putting the world into play, taking distance from it, putting it in parentheses. Or it means using the world, using reality to invent other parallel ones, which obey different, arbitrary rules, so much more definitive because they are arbitrary. Or it means reinventing ourselves, creating imaginary characters that play a different game in that parallel world compared to the other, compulsory and random game of life.
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