By way of the elevator.
As you may or may not know, the Playground used to be a ballroom. For real!
And — GET THIS! HOW CRAZY IS THIS? — the ballroom had its own private elevator whose job it was to bring people directly up to our space to cavort and dance there.
But now the elevator is no more. Completely closed up and blocked off.
All that is left is this awesome, huge door that will never open again.
And a bell. That still rings!
But only sometimes. See? Magic.
Giving it to the elevator shaft.
At the Playground we use the elevator all the time. Not for going up and down though.
We use the idea of that hidden space behind the Playground.
When something is bugging us, we send it to the elevator shaft.
We imagine that the elevator shaft has the power to break down all of our pain, hurt and fear. To transform it into its essence. To return it to the earth to be healed.
Or something like that. I don’t know how it works but it totally works.
And not just pain, hurt and fear but anything. Whatever you’re dealing with.
Stupid things! Annoying things! Things you’re done with! It all gets put in the elevator shaft.
To the elevator shaft, Batman!
And what comes back is pure possibility. The essence of what you need. Loving, playful Playground goodness.
Magical things come by way of the elevator.
Here’s what is coming right now:
Sorry, the Playground Gwish Kit #2 is sold out.
The Playground Gwish Kit #2!
We re-ordered! There are THIRTY SIX of these available. The calendars will be shipped out the first week of January, 2012.
After that Gwish Kits will live in the Playground Toy Ship but not online.
“I’ve been lusting after Rally since it began, because magic! And flailing! And crazy shivanautical getting things done! Now I can bring Rally to me for all those times when I need to get unstuck but don’t have my tribe around me. Sign me up!”
That sound you’re hearing would be a HELL YES, thank you very much.
“It might sound a bit crazy to feel homesick for somewhere you visited for a total of one afternoon … but that’s the Playground. I was there back before there were Rallies, stone skipping cards or even a fairy door. The elevator was there, though. And the magic.
And now you’re saying Havi’s pirate crew will parcel up a piece of that magic and send it over land and sea to my actual house? That sound you’re hearing would be a HELL YES, thank you very much. With sequins and pompoms. Whee!”
What you get.
A 2012 Playground Calendar!
It’s 6 x 6 inches.
It’s unbearably cute. But really, it goes so beyond cute. This is seriously the most charming, wonderful, beautiful, tingly-anticipation-for-future-plans-filled calendar-portal that ever was.
Featuring gorgeous photos of the Playground as well as fun Playground-ey artwork.
And loving reminders, secret words and marvelous superpowers.
You also get to come to a teleclass with me (and a fun chat room, of course) where I will cover Highly Unusual But Also Awesome practices for working with time and your relationship with time.
You’ll get to submit questions and I’ll also write up a list of tips and tricks. In addition to the class itself, you’ll be send a link to the mp3 recording to download as well as the Chattery transcript.
Also I am pretty sure this is the only calendar in the world where one of the days of the week is Toozday. Yes.
All the details, in one place.
That is all, my lovelies.
I wish so much I could whisk you to the Playground for shivanauttery and pretzel sticks and fun.
But in the meantime, I know that this Gwish Kit will bring the sparkliness and surprises of the Playground to you.
Maybe one day we’ll get to Rally there together in person. Go go gadget-teleporter!
In the meantime, we’ll always have the elevator shaft…
Havi (and Selma).