PS: Thank. you, too, Steve, for the Campbell quote. I think he was dead on.
When I lived in Ojai, I spent some time working with an organization that partnered up grandparents (or folks of grandparent age) and kids – both of whom were in need of the energies of the others. Part of the framing for the organization was what Campbell is talking about here – they were not caught up in the midlife busy-ness of work, but instead, were engaging in wise play.