The game you play is independent of the tools you have to play with.
THIS is “truckoo” (a fascinating thing my 16-month-old son does, which is to apply Japanese rules of language — most words end in vowels — to English and Farsi words that don’t end in vowels; in this case, truck becomes truckoo).
When there’s a toy truck around, my son plays with it: “vroom vroom vroom, beeb beeb beeb!”
But when there’s no toy truck around, ANYTHING ELSE will do — a stick, a piece of paper, or in this case, half a cube: “vroom vroom vroom, beeb beeb beeb!”
***The game he plays is independent of the tools he has to play with.***
How cool would it be if we lived life more like that?
We’re always in the mindset of “missing” something: if only I had this title, this power, this authority, this promotion, this material thing, this house, even this kind of parent, this kind of partner.
But the game we play — the way we live — is independent of the things we have.
We can always play a similar game with what we do have.
Waiting for the right toy to play is an excuse not to play.
He already knows: The game he plays is independent of the tools he has to play with.