Play time

This ritual refers to literally playing with time. 


  • When traveling (only), a couple would proclaim how lucky they were to spend another hour together.  They would do this on the exact hour, if one of them happened to notice.
  • When the clock time was like 11:11 or 9:09, and one of them noticed, they’d kiss for the minute, or however much of it remained.  Sometimes a couple would notice the time was coming close, and wait for the time to change, but they were not allowed to wait for it if it was more than a minute before the appointed time. 


Principal Purposes Served

  • Create stable touchstones
  • Foster trust
  • Provide regular opportunities for play
  • Emotional money in the bank