Tag Archives: Wonder

Goodbye 2017 (and thank you); Welcome 2018!

As 2017 comes to a close at midnight, my heart is full with memories.  I know more with each passing day that the sweetness is in awareness. Awareness of all of the magic, majesty and wonder all around, in every single second.  In the trees, the wild ones, the big night sky, the wind, every snow flake, the fragrance of pine, my dog’s intent gaze, the eyes of a stranger, the touch of my beloved…  The moments of wonder stitch together in a tapestry of hours, days,  weeks, and thus this year was made.   Moments of awareness, of being here now, slowly weave together our lives.  There is so very much to treasure, absorb, experience, and be with. How beautiful.

It leaves me breathless for all that 2018 may bring…  It is a precious thing to be alive in this world.

So…goodbye 2017 and thank you!

And to 2018, sending heartfelt wishes for all of us to write on our hearts, pause in the silence of the forest, visit the area of the soul where words don’t penetrate, be peaceful and wild, and Love, Love, Love, in the wondrous moments that will create our new year!

“Write it on your heart… that every day is the best day of the year.”

-R. W. Emerson

“Pausing to experience the silence of the forest during winter months is a gift of presence.”

-Andrea Fereshteh

“Some events are in the area of the soul where words cannot penetrate.”

-Neil Cassady

“There is peaceful. There is wild. I am both at the same time.”

-Nayyirah Waheed

“What is done in love is done well.”

-Vincent Van Gogh

Not All Who Wander (or Wonder!) Are Lost

Wandering and wondering.  Two compelling ways of spending some good quality time.

Some sweet breathing time.  Some simple pleasures time. Some deepening into all of who you are time.

Go out with nothing more to do than to be present with wonder, and wander freely, with open heart and mind.  Sustaining and fulfilling this wandering and wondering…


“All that is gold does not glitter, not all those who wander are lost; the old that is strong does not wither, deep roots are not reached by the frost.  From the ashes a fire shall be woken, a light from the shadows shall spring; renewed shall be blade that was broken, the crownless again shall be king.”

-J.R.R. Tolkien


Wonder and Mystery

Wakefulness this new morning brought a deep feeling of wonder and mystery…

Beautiful sense of being immersed.

Sun streaming through the windows.

Warmth of knowing and not knowing.

There will be many wonders and mysteries today!

April 5

“It is the dim haze of mystery                                                               that adds enchantment to pursuit.”

-Antoine Rivarol

Lake McDonald, Storm Brewing with Effects copy

“The possession of knowledge does not kill the sense of wonder and mystery.  There is always more mystery.”

-Anais Nin

Blue Spot in Dark Sky with Dark Trees

“We have to be humble enough to understand that there is something called mystery.”

-Paulo Coelho

Our Woods

“I would rather live in a world where my life is surrounded by mystery than live in a world so small                                                 that my mind could comprehend it.”

-Harry Emerson Fosdick

Sunset Clouds over Tall Trees

“As I make my slow pilgrimage through the world, a certain sense of beautiful mystery seems to gather and grow.”

-A. C. Benson

Night Sky

“No sight is more provocative of awe than is the night sky.”

-Llewelyn Powys

Moon & Venus

“A man is a very small thing, and the night is very large and full of wonders.”

-Edward Plunkett