(I loved Reverb10, where I was sent a writing prompt every day of December. It was a great way to reflect on the year and set some goals. Alas, Reverb11 is not going to happen unless I do it. So, I’ve collected the prompts from last year, exchanged a few of my own, and will select one every day.)
Prompt: Wonder. How did you cultivate a sense of wonder in your life this year?
The other day we drove back from Tahoe and the family vacation over the holidays. We were listening to This American Life and something Ira Glass said was so completely brilliant that I stopped the recording for a second to digest it.
I think that podcasts – This American Life, Vanguard, Vegetarian Food for Thought, etc … kept me in a place where I was learning and intrigued and full of wonder. I love learning, and I love the moment where I went ‘wow!’ like a child or an eager student.
PS. Last year I wrote this.