As you may know, my one word this year is appreciate. I try to find beauty in this world but always seem rushed for time to pause and "just be". At best, I should slow down. When I read a piece Margaret Simon recently wrote, I stopped to think. "Appreciate time for what it is." Time is fleeting but it does provide magical moments if we take the time to look.
In yesterday's poetry prompt created by Susan Michelle Brisson for Laura Shovan's 10th Annual February Poetry Project, one word, wonderment, stood out. I fell in love with that word several years ago. It has a magical quality to it. I knew that I created a digital inspiration years ago for a business card so I pulled it out of my poetry vault and added an additional poem in a new graphic design for the challenge.
I think of myself as a wonderologist ever since the days of being a Wonder Lead Ambassador for Wonderopolis. I am curious about life and continually honor the beauty of nature that often surprises and astonishes me.
In this fast-paced world of medical and ecological concerns, it is easy to overlook the importance of slowing down and just being. Today, I shall remember the words by Suzy Kassem, "Never stop wandering into wonder."
I love that word, "fairydusted"! A beautiful poem and great reminder to slow down and just be!ReplyDelete
Vivian, I am so glad that you enjoyed my blog post. I intend on using the word combination fairydusted more in my writing. It is one of my word play inventive words.Delete
Carol, what you say is something we all need to take to heart. We have become a fast paced instant gratification society. We don't take the time to slow down and marvel in what is around us. We need to take a step back and just be awed by all that surrounds us.ReplyDelete
Bob, Fran Haley would be glad to see your statement that calls all of us to find awe in nature. Slow down is what I am trying to do but somedays it is not so easy to attain.Delete
I love the concept of "wonderologist"and can fully see you as one. :)ReplyDelete
Terje, I was trained by the Wonderoplis team and Brains on Fire consultants to integrate wonder into curriculum. Have you seen Wonderopolis? Your teachers may be interested in the nonfiction articles that spark wonder and inspiration.Delete
Vivian Chen already said it, but I love your 'fairydusted moments' in your beautiful poem! You have a gift with words. :)ReplyDelete
Debbie Lynn, you are most kind. Thank you for being a slicer that corresponds with others.Delete
I am in love with this idea of fairydusted moments, Carol - so linked to my word, awe. I also love appreciating time for what it is - I am more and more mindful of time and want to make my moments matter. Thank you for your always bright and beckoning reflections.ReplyDelete
Fran, I believe that wonder and awe are ingredients of fairydusted moments. Whimsy is involved as well. We see the results of the mix when playing with our little grandgirls. It is my dream that the little ones fill their day with God-sent inspiration so they can grow in peaceful surroundings. I am listening to Biden now and am so concerned about the future of this world.Delete