Saturday, December 16, 2023

The miracle of wonder -- the 16th thing I learned again in 2023

Irises in bloom
Barbara Muir © 

It's good to be an artist.  Everything beautiful hits you in the 
heart and eyes.  And that is the magic of wonder.  Today at
the veggie store we go to for avocados they had irises.  The
beautiful blue ones that I love.  On a chilly December day the
sight of those spring time flowers filled me with wonder and
delight.  And in the store Kelly at the cash said, "I knew those
would make you happy. They are your favourites right?" I do
love them and many other flowers too, and she's right, these
are right up there.

I woke up from an afternoon nap and the light from the hall
sparkling in the crystal of my bedside lamp dazzled me.  That
was a lamp someone sold at a garage sale for $10.00 a few
years ago. That's when the idea of wonder hit me.  As an
artist lucky enough to live around parks that are beautiful,
and not that far from Lake Ontario, which I love at all
times of year -- wonder is readily available. I will do my
best to capture as much of it as possible.

Have a loving your life day.

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