Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Reflecting on 2010: Reverb10 Day 4

This is my favorite "wonder" moment of 2010 so far.
I caught this moment: four-day-old Baby Grady's feet in his daddy's hands. I snapped this while taking photos for his parents. It is by far my favorite photo from the session, because I am amazed at how Grady's feet look in Morgan's fingers - and how Morgan's hands look almost "heart" like, as he cups the tiny toes.

Reverb10: December 4 – Wonder.
How did you cultivate a sense of wonder in your life this year?
(Author: Jeffrey Davis) See original post on Reverb10.com here.

I really thought a lot about this question. How have I looked for wonder this year?

Honestly, this isn’t the first time I’ve pondered this question.

Wonder was the first word I picked for the “One Word” idea in 2007.

That year, I deliberately spent time looking for wonder in a variety of ways – including during an ice storm and flowers emerging from the ground after a long winter.

Now, as 2010 moves to a close, can I really say that I seek out wonder.

Wonder is a huge thing.

It means looking at life filled with admiration, amazement or awe, or marveling at the different things in life – and being curious about what you find.

Sometimes, I let the everyday, ordinary, boring aspects of life dictate how I SEE life.

I forget to SEE with amazement and awe the wonderful things around me.

A life without wonder is like living a black & white existence, in a Technicolor world, because despite the amazing colors of the world, everything seems grey and bleak.

So, as 2011 starts, I hope to see life in a new way. (Yes, that word again – I think my 2011 word has picked me.)

I want to see wonder again. I want to live with a spirit of awe and marvel.

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