The gods or my cats -
in playing, they seem to enjoy an unconscious,
or a subconsicous,
or a deep, freely given level of intentionality
or, intention of energy/action and material
that's not end-goal-oriented
that, to our human minds, might seem "distracted"
it's not trying to get any specific place
or do any specific thing
it's stepping in the path of un-separated energy -
the right brain
for more on this, watch Jill Taylor's TED talk.