“Wonder” inspires us to embrace the child-like state of wonder. Sadly, as we grow up and learn all about different things in our day-to-day lives, our curiosity about our world and beyond diminishes, usually to the point where we end up in a rut.
With “Wonder” we are encouraged to apply that youthful sense of wonder into our everyday lives by changing up routines with the idea of “I wonder what would happen if I…”, or what I call “The Wonder Game“. We can apply it to little and big things such as:
I wonder what would happen if I:
- added a new-to-me spice to a recipe
- changed the style of my hair
- went to work via a different route
- incorporated a new-to-me medium to my art
- asked that person out on a date
- took singing lessons
- and so on
The “game” is to play with your imagination, to explore all possible outcomes whether simple or complex or wild. We’re being nudged to experiment with new ideas to help us push the envelop, to expand, and grow; to try new things, including the idea of “falling on our butts” for trying. From this place of wonder, that’s where the magic happens.
I wonder what would happen if everyone experienced this world from a perspective of wide-eyed wonder.
I used acrylic art and iridescent paints, with gel pen details, to hand paint this stone.
2 3/4″ x 1 3/4″ x 1″ (7 x 4.5 x 2.5 cm)