Or… of quasars and snowdrops
In my mind this connected to an article that I had read a few days earlier – about quasars. This might seem like a random leap, but the common factor is wonder.
Whether contemplating the beauty of a snowdrop or getting my head scrambled by reading about quasars, I inevitably ponder and wonder.
Our universe, world, lives are so mysterious. We know so much; we know so little.
And it occurs to me that I probably spend too much time accumulating knowledge, rationalising and evaluating. So maybe it’s time for an adjustment:
- To respond more than reason
- To revel more than wrestle
- To enjoy more than enquire
To balance my universe.
“Never once in my life did I ask God for success or wisdom or power or fame. I asked for wonder, and he gave it to me.”
― Abraham Joshua Heschel