Wonder…

Fall 2016 CSANews Issue 100  |   Posted date : Sep 28, 2016.Back to list

Bird talk - Le Jaseur
Contrary to Ross Quigley’s experience (Editor’s Message), I got rid of the kid in me decades ago; he was always getting me into trouble. I tend to avoid adults who attend movies based on comic books and I’ve already seen enough fireworks. But I do have a healthy sense of wonder. The first time I saw the Grand Canyon (I now take guests to my Phoenix-area home up there often). I was nearly struck dumb. Years ago, I participated in the observance of a total eclipse of the sun near Estevan SK with astronomy friends and telescopes. No one present could verbally contain their incredible feelings of wonder. And, on two occasions while returning from lake trout fishing at the back end of Lake Athapapuskow in northern MB on a windless evening –the water a blue plate-glass surface matching a sky with the same blue in all directions, left, right, up, down, front, back, only separated by a thin dark line representing the distant shore – I’ve had what my artist friend calls an ”out-of-body” experience. I also remember when I first came to understand Einstein’s special relativity to the point that I realized that there was no other way to construct a universe, I had the same feelings of wonder.

Bev R
Regina, SK

Response:
Ed.: The universe is all “wonder.” We should all enjoy it more and take the time to experience it properly like Bev.

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