Today’s blogging prompt is to talk about what I would be like if I had the same sense of wonder now that I had as a child. To be honest, I don’t know. I don’t know if I am the same person at all. Sometimes I feel as if I were, and sometimes, I feel like the snake that has shed its skin repeatedly. I am a new and different variation of the same person.
Despite all of the changes that I have experienced, I feel that I have retained my sense of wonder. Today, Paula and I were out for a walk. It was a warm, albeit cloudy day, in central Florida. I was so happy to see the native plants and birds. I ran from plant to plant, so excited to see them. Seeing the gardens in January is nothing but joy. Today, I saw plants called Flame of the Woods, Cape Leadwort, and Sweet William. I also saw a great variety of palm trees, as well as Blackjack oak, wrapped in Spanish moss.
As a kid, I dreamed of flying via the magic of human-powered flight. I still have that dream. I think that it would be amazing to fly to the tops of trees to find shy little birds and hidden orchids. I once saw a documentary on television about a young man who climbed to the top of very tall trees in Colombia in search of orchids. He wore out all of his companions, including guerrillas, who had kidnapped him for unknown reasons. They turned him loose, probably out of a sense of exhaustion. That is someone who has kept his sense of wonder intact. Wouldn’t it be something if we were all that excited about our beautiful world?
In the comment section below, please talk about something that gives you a sense of wonder.