I'm doing a writing prompt each day for Advent, and today's prompt was about wonder. As I sat to write, I found myself thinking a lot about daily photos. I realized a huge portion of what I've loved about this ongoing project is how it opens my perspective to wonder. I don't discover it every day, but some days in my considering what to photograph I find myself wide-eyed and amazed at the beauty or goodness or simplicity or hopefulness I bore witness to that day. Even on the hard days this is sometimes true.
My sister mentioned the other day that my little nephew Jameson's whole life is filled with wonder right now. He sees an airplane and points with a "wow." He'll stare at the Christmas tree, delighted. He begs to go outside, outside, outside all day, every day, constant in curiosity and generous in his assumptions towards wonder. It's childlike, wonder. Perhaps this project adds value to me because it propels me towards the wisdom of the very young: to be present to a moment and let it be what it is. To find a daily wow of my own. I like that thought. Here's a bit of July's wows. Can't believe it's been half a year since these days passed.
How do you find wonder?