Do you have enough wander/wonder in your life?

Today’s #haiku was prompted by a photograph by Morlene Fisher of the Pyramids of Giza (link to the original post).

Standing where they stood
Walking where they walked.
No wonder without wander.
Daily haiku No. 122
20 January 2024 | J M Whyne

Have you ever lost your wonder?

There was a time a few years ago, when I realised that I had.

I was in the Brecon Beacons taking some needed time out and had gone for a wander.

I had some worship music playing in my ears and had chosen to sit for a moment in the middle of a vast expanse of green.

This song began to play and I began to cry. The lyrics are about never losing our wonder in relation to Jesus. They touched a spot deep within me and unearthed something I was not consciously aware of.

Brecon Beacons – 28 January 2016, 12:22pm

In that moment, I realised I had both lost my connection to The Creator and my sense of wonder overall.

Since then, I have tried to retain and sustain my sense of wonder.

Make time for wonder

It can sometimes be as simple as pausing to look up or around at creation. Whether that of the hands of the Divine or human hands.

Or by choosing to walk/run/drive a different way. Turning right instead of left or taking an earlier turn, can provide surprise finds. Even in a neighbourhood that yiu have lived or worked in for years.

Additional extras

As often is with the #dailyhaiku,  there are different versions.

Do you have a preferences? And if so, which one and why?