A light falling on
Realizing nothing is
Contemplation for its own
A ‘battery’ charging from
blithely ‘round in your mind.
Inspecting items that come
into your house; envisioning places for them.
Abandoning prejudices and
desires while encouraging honest assessments.
Experiencing what becomes a
greater reality because you have embraced it.
Acknowledging all things
have presence and worth; pondering them because you must.
- Perhaps the splendor
astounding you exists only for you.
- Perhaps the spirit
within is always seeking the spirit without.
- Perhaps you are most
‘alive’ when receptive to all you encounter.
- Perhaps only you can
wonder, reflect and ponder, for only you do not dissemble.
- Perhaps when you
reflect on images and experiences you exist beyond time and
- Perhaps you can never
be satisfied because you are an infinite questioner
sequestered in a finite world.
- Perhaps the entire
world can fit into your mind for scrutiny; perhaps you play
god when you rearrange things.
- Perhaps though you are
a mere fleck in the universe you are part of a reality that
encompasses so much more.
- Perhaps you are briefly
satiated when you absorb what you have just learned; perhaps
this joy of discovery transcends the mundane.
- Perhaps your unseen
feelings of awe when experiencing new life, nature’s
intricate designs and interactions reveal a boundless
capacity for appreciating and understanding.
ESSAY ON WONDER by EDWIN O'SHEA
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