“Stories of wonder”
For me, my “episode” and its aftermath left a distinct impression. Wonder surrounds us and it’s when we lose sight of it, when we let routine take over our lives, that the grey, bleak landscape of a Brave New World takes over and brings us down. It’s there, every day, you just have to be willing to see it.
I’m a fantasy fan. For me, wonder plays out on several levels. There’s appreciating the beauty of nature, with all of the senses. The colors of leaves and the play of sun and shadow among them. The blue of the sky. The quality of light before a thunderstorm. The songs of the birds. Marveling at the revelations and discoveries that science can bring. Ancient civilizations, new species, the surface of Saturn’s moon. But also, I like to believe that what our senses and science reveal may only be the surface of something deeper – that perhaps there are layers to reality that we are unable to touch in our modern world.
That’s me and I like letting my mind wander to such possibilities. You may feel otherwise. However you feel, there is wonder – it just may hold a different definition. What amazes you? What was the single most amazing thing to ever happen to you? I’d love to hear in the comments below!
Whatever your wonder, don’t lose it. Don’t let life become dull and grey.