Thursday, March 25, 2010

I am Wonder

This is PART SIX of a series. To start from the beginning, go here.

This is an excerpt from The Deep Water Leaf Society: Harnessing the Transformative Power of Grief (copyright 2008, Claire M. Perkins. All Rights Reserved.)

from chapter 13: Voices from the Big Wave

I am highlighting one of these dialogues in each post of this series. The questions of the dominant hand are noted (DH) and the answers of the images, transcribed by my non-dominant hand, are noted (NDH).)

5/24/04 Dialogue with Blond Baby Girl

Me (DH): Hello little blond girl peeking out at me. What is your name?

Girl (NDH): Wonder.

(DH): Hello, Wonder. How do you feel?

(NDH): Alive. Happy. Curious. Excited. Inspired.

(DH): Why do you feel that way?

(NDH): Just look and see! It’s all around us. It sparkles. It sings. It’s magic.

(DH): What is this that sparkles and sings with magic?

(NDH): LIFE! All of it. It’s awesome.

(DH): What can I do for you?

(NDH): See through my eyes.

(DH): What gift or wisdom do you bring to me?


This little one seemed to be telling me that if I looked at life with the innocence and wonder of a child, I could reclaim joy. She seemed to promise that life could still be worth living and could still be full of joy and wonder, despite the loss I had suffered. Although right now my heart felt shattered and broken, I could feel her promise singing through my veins.

to be continued . . .

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