Or should the title be “The Innocence of Wonder?” Either way, this photo of Sara is one of my favorites (I have a lot of those). The picture was taken when she was 3 or 4 years old, I forget now and I didn’t date this photo. No matter.
See how intense she is. Sara is captured completely by what she sees, what she’s thinking about and what she wonders. We were all innocent once. We all “knew” that questions were more important than answers.
Then we grew up. We were taught that there is only one right answer and we would be rewarded when we got the answer correct. We learned that failure should be avoided. We all wanted good grades. We forgot to nurture our dragons and they grew lonesome and went to sleep.
Wonder is the wellspring of creativity. The next time you have a question, tuck the first answer away and search for another and another. Play what if and perhaps…
Recapture the innocence of wonder again. Play with your dragon and reflect on the wonders of the universe.
PS: Pop over to Jame’s Weekend Reflections — it’s a treat.