Defined by the authors as representing joy and play. At first I thought, joy? Can an animal feel or understand joy? But then I thought about how our two Long Dogs greet Rob when he comes home. There is pure joy, unrestrained by any worries whatsoever.
I've said I have joy in my heart that is unaffected by the tribulations of daily life. It's far different than happy or cheerful, much deeper. I think I've forgotten this year to draw on that resource. I'm amending that mistake and may play also...sounds like a premium idea.
"Find a place inside where there's joy, and the joy will burn out the pain." ~ Joseph Campbell