Saturday, December 4, 2010


Reverb 10 -- Four posts down, twenty-seven to go.

December 4 – Wonder. How did you cultivate a sense of wonder in your life this year? (Author: Jeffrey Davis)

Hmmm....I don't think I did a very good job with that this year.  

*consults dictionary to try and get some ideas going*
1.  a person, thing, or event causing astonishment and admiration; marvel
2. the feeling aroused by something strange, unexpected, etc.
1.  to be filled with wonder; marvel
2. to have curiosity, sometimes mingled with doubt
to have curiosity or doubt about

I marveled at the beauty of several natural places this year -- the big cat rescue in Eureka, the trees and the wolf rescue in Olympia, the Old Mill

Strange, unexpected, curiosity mingled with doubt -- that pretty much describes my experience of the Crescent.  

I can't really say any of that was deliberate cultivation though, and I'm not sure I have a clear idea of how one would cultivate wonder.  Maybe some of the other reverb10 entries have good ideas.....

1 comment:

  1. Ooooh, you went to a Big Cat Rescue in Eureka? We have one right here in Tampa & it is amazing. The work they do is awesome. Truly.

    I really tried to incorporate a sense of wonder in my daily life this year (didn't do as well as I could've, certainly). I can tell you though, that seeing the sun rise as I cross the bridge on my way to work... well that can definitely be desribed as an event causing astonishment and/or admiration. Talk about wow...

    We are really going to pick this up this coming year, girly... This year is going to ROCK!

    (OH, and you're doing Andrea's Creating Dreams Come True?! I can't wait to hear about it!!!! I <3 ABC Creativity!)