Dog Plays By Itself

Pleasure in concentration and pursuit. And notice the constant tail wagging. On your way to dusty death (Heidegger called us “beings unto death”), do you have a satisfying mental and physical practice that keeps you occupied? Aside from giving you something to do, of what value is it, really, and to whom?

About Santi Tafarella

I teach writing and literature at Antelope Valley College in California.
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2 Responses to Dog Plays By Itself

  1. MBA2MFA says:

    I read, including blogs like yours. The value to me is in joy and learning, as it is with any story I come across that transports me, whether written, verbal, nonfiction, fiction, short or long. My mentor tells me that the brain is hardwired to feel pleasure when we are carried away by story, the evolutionary reward being learning – how to live, socialize, survive. She says that our love of storytelling is the single most powerful aspect of our evolution to the top of the food chain, more powerful than the opposable thumb.

  2. Staffan says:

    You should put that on YouTube. That’s money : )

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