When laughing children chase after butterflies, they are catching wonder. When wonder matures, deeper layers of marvel are to be found below.
In The forest Unseen, David George Haskell records – over the course of a year – his visits to a randomly chosen circle about a metre in diameter. Although Haskell is a biologist, he was not conducting research or experiments on the spot of land. Instead, his purpose was to watch and listen to that which is frequently unseen. He took only binoculars, a magnifying glass and a notebook.
Today, find a little circle of earth to visit. Take the time to ‘Catch wonder’ by observing, appreciating, and marvelling at the often-unseen life teeming all around you.
You do not have to have binoculars, or a magnifying glass or a notebook.
Just be like a curious child and ‘catch wonder’.