Alternate state of play

I love this passage:

“A play ballet. This is in nature: it overrides a carnivorous nature and what otherwise would have been a short fight to the death. And if you’ll begin to look closely at the husky that’s bearing her throat to the polar bear, and look a little more closely, they’re in an altered state. They’re in a state of play. And it’s that state that allows these two creatures to explore the possible. They are beginning to do something that neither would have done without the play signals. And it is a marvelous example of how a differential in power can be overridden by a process of nature that’s within all of us.”


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