Wonder is a verb. What makes me wonder; ponder, think, cogitate, be in awe, marvel, or imagine? Wonder leads to discovery.
My neighborhood is filled with attention grabbing this-and-thats which fuel my wonder. The hills and woods are chocked with of wonder when I arrive. Creek banks and islands reached by hand-built boats propel my wonder to new and delirious heights.
My Library is the penultimate source of wonder. It offers access to the entire world, even to the known universe. Information is at my finger tips waiting to be discovered, organized for me to find, for whatever course I chart.
“I’ve seen and done some stuff.” I heard that sentence in my voice during a congenial conversation made even better by a shared meal.
Our banter covered hieroglyphs and illuminated manuscripts, dinosaurs and sailing ships,the solar system and satellites, and animals and plants, and the northern lights.
Then, for a moment we were silent and laughed when we realised what nerds we are. We are simply folks, neighbors, school chums, and new friends, ready for the quest, primed to leave home to navigate the farthest shore, and ready to see wonder in the world.
When I cannot board a hover-craft to the Amazon River I get some Library materials and instantly I am in awe.
I am one of the usual suspects I am a Wonderer. I have a Library card and I love discovery.