He's done! My first attempt at a puppet -- and my casual inquiry into the nature of play -- are finished. Toby now has clothes, a name and an emerging story. My many thanks to the readers and friends who responded to my questions about what "play as an adult" means to you. The final answer? No surprises here (insert drum rollo here): there isn't one! However, there was a commonality in the answers I received: Doing something for the sheer joy of doing it, without any expectations of a final score. When I think about it, that's not a bad metaphor for how to live a life!