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it’s always about the things that are yet to be discovered. just like how the future is so unknown. countless possibilities. series of imaginations
science, of the mind and space. existence itself. the absurdity of it.
My kids…especially when they’re little. Everything seems so magical, and they’ve literally made me stop to smell roses on a walk.
It’s easiest for me with the big things. Clouds passing in the sky. The vista of rolling hills from on high. The piercing array of stars in a black night. But then if I stop and observe, it’s in everything around me. Like how my thumbs move over this phone keyboard; the delicate precision with little thought needed in how they and the hands, right up to the arms, shoulders and torso, organise themselves to do this everyday task.
When I am regenerated, filled up, mindfully able to approach life, I find wonder everywhere.
What helps me find that space is nature, especially the ocean, meditative walking without aim or purpose, writing and reflection, yoga, excellent coffee savored to the last dregs, connecting to another soul compassionately, laughing for no reason, and a sense of purpose and achievement.
A star filled sky, a summer thunderstorm, a meandering river and an ocean that stretches to the horizon, a colorful sunrise or sunset and the look in a young child’s eyes as if seeing everything for the first time. These are a few of of my favorite things…that make me wonder.
The very subtle at the very edge of the periphery – just beyond the senses, but at the same time, a deep knowing is present.
The night sky.
Looking through a microscope at the swirl of beings on a tiny piece of kelp – so much life!
A microscope – wonderful, Elaine – I love microscopes!
I love kelp too –
Sitting quietly in nature, listening, looking. It’s all wondrous to me.
Mother Nature in all her glory.
The life cycle of the monarch butterfly (see below!), the tenacity of red squirrels, watching a grandchild concentrate to figure something out, a hummingbird’s wings and the sound of them, almost everything… and as Christine said, “I cannot stop….”
Nature, children of all ages. And the oceans. From the North Sea to the Pacific Ocean brings a sense of wonder in me. I once had an encounter-not too close-with a juvenile whale in Hawaii that left me truly awe-struck. I couldn’t move….my camera was close by but I really could not move….time stopped for that moment and it has left such an impression on me! Those moments of wonder are such a gift….
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