For me this word is connected with body, our body and the other body. Its an act that springs out of the body. It also conveys a readyness to take new positions. It suggests a body that is live, active, open and full of anticipation.
Play prepares ground for unexpected. To play is to discover new connections within the body and outside. To be playful is to be full of play, full of the spirit of play. To be playful is to be open to all possibilities. It also means to be prepared to test new relationships in the body and between bodies. Play makes it possible for the 'fit' to happen .Play also makes it possible for us to be prepared for mistakes, errors.