Gift #1146: More thoughts on Wonder

I’ve been thinking more about my word for the year “wonder” over the past few days.  My Pinterest app has developed an unnerving clairvoyant ability and since publishing my last post, it has obligingly offered several beautiful quotes about wonder.  I thought I would share a few of them with you today.  In their original form on Pinterest, they are art prints and cards by SacredBee.  She is one of my favorite artists because of her whimsical designs and how perfectly she pairs her art with lovely quotes that speak to the soul.  I first saw her art as cards at a gift store in Denver and have since acquired a collection of them.  You can check out her website to be inspired.

But today offered up wonderment of its own in the garden and so the pictures to accompany the quotes come from there.  This was a lovely day, like the allurement of early spring.  It was mild, with temps in the low 50s and it was full of glorious sunshine and blue sky.  The birds were all a-twitter with excitement and the squirrels were scampering about.  I went out to the garden to see if by chance my hellebores were waking up.  And joy of joys!!!  They are!!!  There are new buds and new growth on several of them…. which means we shall soon have flowers to get us through the rest of winter and into spring.  I’ve blogged repeatedly about how much I love hellebores so I’ll try to rein it in today, but they are such a gift in the dreariness that winter can bring.  God was so gracious to create plants that are hardy enough to start blooming in the dead of winter and remind us that even in the most barren of landscapes there is always life…. and where there’s life, there’s wonder.

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“Wonder and I took a vow; we exchanged rings, I fell in love and she accepted all my desires.”  – Rumi

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“Love is the joy of the good, the wonder of the wise, the amazement of the Gods.”  – Plato

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“And we’ll live, and pray, and sing, and tell old tales, and laugh at gilded butterflies, and talk upon the mystery of things, as if we were God’s spies.” – Shakespeare

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“Always be on the lookout for the presence of wonder” _ E.B. White

 

Blessings to you,

Sarah

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