Tag: wonder

Watching for Wonder

Human beings must always be on the watch for the coming of wonders. – E. B. White

Longing for a Sense of Wonder

If I had influence with the good fairy who is supposed to preside over the christening of all children, I should ask that her gift to each child in the world be a sense of wonder so indestructible that it would last throughout life.… Continue Reading “Longing for a Sense of Wonder”

See the World

Stuff your eyes with wonder, live as if you’d drop dead in ten seconds. See the world. It’s more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories. – Ray Bradbury

The Wisdom of Abraham Heschel

Wonder rather than doubt is the root of all knowledge.  – Abraham Joshua Heschel

To Pray

To pray is to take notice of the wonder, to regain a sense of the mystery that animates all beings, the divine margin in all attainments. Prayer is our humble answer to the inconceivable surprise of living. It is all we can offer in… Continue Reading “To Pray”

Wisdom from Rachel Carson

I remember reading Silent Spring by Rachel Carson when I was in high school (seems like ages ago!). It seems we still have not learned from her wisdom. The more clearly we can focus our attention on the wonders and realities of the universe… Continue Reading “Wisdom from Rachel Carson”

The Wonders Around Us

Observe the wonders as they occur around you. Don’t claim them. Feel the artistry moving through and be silent. – Jalaluddin Rumi

The Feast of Thomas Aquinas

Wonder is the desire of knowledge. – St. Thomas Aquinas Today is the Feast of St. Thomas Aquinas. He was born in Naples in 1225, and became a Dominican Friar. Because of his studies, writing, and teaching he was named a Doctor of the… Continue Reading “The Feast of Thomas Aquinas”

May My Eyes Remain Open to Wonder

I’ve read all the books but one only remains sacred: this volume of wonders, open always before my eyes. – Kathleen Raine

Wonder

Always be on the lookout for the presence of wonder. – E.B. White, from Charlotte’s Web