Wonder

If there is anything that I feel that I need to preserve as I grow old, it is wonder

The ability to find awe in the mundane, the seemingly bleak trenches of everyday existence

How is it that a child is to able to see the sublime in the routine? 
 
To look at the ordinary and see what is extraordinary  

To paint the world with their vivid imagination 

To have boundless curiosity radiate through their being

During a walk on a cool summer morning, my attention is suspended by the rising sun piercing through the hazy clouds 

Wonder emerges as I see the birds gliding through the sky, singing ecstatically

Soaring effortlessly into the horizon, they find reprieve in the towering trees

Riches, wealth and power all pale in comparison to the awe and bliss found in Nature

As I shed the veil of adulthood, I see the world once again as a child

A world of wonder 

A world of infinite possibility

A reading of my poem, The Web of Love

13 thoughts on “Wonder

  1. Thanks for this lovely poem Andrew. The explorations I have been doing over the last couple of years have been very focused on Awe, Wonder and Curiosity, and I have come to believe that these elements are some of the most powerful drivers of our own growth, and can keep us connected to what feels like an ever more disconnected natural world.

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