"Savage Park," by Amy Fusselman

Illustration for Amy Fusselman's "Savage Park: A Meditation on Play, Space, and Risk for Americans Who Are Nervous, Distracted, and Afraid to Die."

In it she describes Hanegi Playpark (aka "Savage Park") in Japan, where kids are allowed to play with all kinds of dangerous things, including hammers, nails, saws, fire, etc. She uses this as a foil to American's over-protective nature and overall fear to die. From the review by Gayle Brandeis: "She asks us to remember we are going to die; she reminds us to live while we are still alive."

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