Boxing Day, Valla
Began with the roos coming our of the forest and the young joey, just two weeks or so out of the pouch, play boxing with mum. Then to the regatta and up for grabs was Wyn’s fine Lovegroove trophy.
Homo faber suae quisque fortunae (Every man is the artifact of his destiny). Appius Claudius Caecus.
Henri Bergson also referred to the concept of Homo faber (Man the Creator) in Creative Evolution (1907). Humans are intelligent, having the “faculty to create artificial objects, in particular tools to make tools, and to indefinitely variate its makings.” Hannah Arendt and Max Scheler used the term to refer to humans controlling their environment through tool use.
‘Civilisations at their most complete moments always brought out in man his instinct to play and made it more inventive.’ Jung.
Johan Huizinga, author of Homo Ludens – Mankind at Play, argues that culture itself ‘arises in the form of play’. I have argued previously that bricolage is a central process in human development that requires, curiosity, intelligence, skill and play,