Advice Worth Investigating
E.B. White advised: Always be on the lookout for the presence of wonder.
So, how do I apply this wise counsel, when more often than not, the only lookout I am on is to find the car keys or my phone?
Commitment, for starters. I’ve been there – it’s worth the work.
As I type out these thoughts, the wonder of praise music by John Rutter on a classical radio station breaks through – reminding me to stop; listen and hear wonder – other people praising God!
Here’s where having grandchildren about helps me remain on the lookout for wonder. Looking into the face of our children’s children shows me a place of wonder is not some distant land. (Psalm 113:9)
I was kidding one grandchild, asserting that I had been wrong maybe once or twice in my life. She cocked her head, and said: “Oh, I bet you’ve been wrong more than that!”
To be known so well, and still loved is a perfect place of wonder.
Being in that presence – where, I have no words, save Oh! God, Thank you!– Why wouldn’t I be on the lookout for it?
Unless I make the time, to take the time – each day — to be on that lookout, the presence of wonder can be a hard hope to spot on most days. No matter her age: a woman who is too busy to seek God is busier than the Lord intends her to be.
Here’s hoping a E.B. White’s winsome advice may be transplanted from my humble blog to you, dear reader!
Always be on the lookout for the presence of wonder.
Perhaps it’s a new way to play I spy with my little eye . . .?
Who knows, we might even spy “Some Pig,” or a word weaving spider.
Dear reader, you might enjoy Some Writer. I also recommend The Story of Charlotte’s Web: E. B. White’s Eccentric Life in Nature and the Birth of an American Classic by Michael SimsCopyright secured by Digiprove © 2018 Barbara Smith
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