Sidey’s weekend theme is “I wonder”.
Try anything on the National Geographic Photo Galleries, though we are all photographers now.
Why is this word WONDER so different when it is a verb – that is the theme – and when it is a noun? OK the thesaurus gives lots of synonyms of the various meanings but the everyday use ones are the ones which are so different.
Verb: I wonder – I am in doubt, uncertainty, pondering, a little tentative about my curiosity, where will it go?
Noun: A wonder – all the adjectives for such a thing are marvellous, awesome, wow, glorious, even to be revered or worshipped.
[My word of the moment seems to be glorious, I just realised how many times I have written ‘glorious day’ in previous posts]
So, I wonder, ha ha, what if the connection is that I /we only have the state of mind to see the glorious when we are open to uncertainty and a liitle lost so going out to look for anything is a bit risky? We just might find it wonderful!
Its the state of mind where “I” doesn’t have to be an ego, thrusting itself into the world, it just is, and the world comes, with whatever it brings. We are tentative in this state because it is a risk we are taking, who knows what it might bring?
Incidentally, wonderful WordPress just sent a post which had a link to a blog about finding friends in new places – and it was missing friends while I was in Shanghai that started me on blogging. This gave a link a link to another blog 1000 awesome things. They are both plugging books, but why wouldn’t they when they have taken the time and energy to collect thoughts about friendship and about wonderful things? When Sidey sent the theme I was already thinking about friends and how much they matter, and about wonderment. [Synchronicity is another wonderful thing I have wondered about, maybe Sidey got the WordPress post too and it is just as simple as that to make connection.]
I hope I don’t sound smug – just want to say I am at the moment in such a happy frame of mind, able to wander in wondering.
- On seeing the positive side (wiredal.wordpress.com)
- Under no illusion, or betrayal? (elspethc.wordpress.com)