Is it possible to be disciplined about having fun? The answer depends on the chemistry amongst those who are playing.
Communities come together to affirm the love that is felt for a way of life. It is easy in those moments to forget the reasons why the profession actually exists.
But we show up, out of a sense of duty and also to remind each other that we are in the playing field together.
Each person has baggage. This is likely to be exposed in hothouse environments such as ours. Many others are provincial in their outlooks, but they are able to psyche themselves into seeing cosmopolitan reflections in their mirrors.
Storytellers are waiting in the wings, with much more to reveal.