Give Wonder a Moment
Wonder needs a little moment to settle into our bones.
Last night I stood in my front yard as the International Space Station passed directly overhead.
Shining as bright as any star in the sky.
In the hustle and bustle of life, I could have quickly returned to the warmth inside and gotten on with the many activities of a Sunday evening.
But I gave wonder a moment. I paused and turned all of my attention to the ISS.
I thought of the 7 astronauts, zipping across the sky 400 kilometres above me. Orbiting the Earth more than 15 times a day, moving at 7.66 km/s. Yes that’s PER SECOND.
And of course there is the wonderous achievement of international collaboration that the ISS represents. For over 20 years it’s been home to humans, and it’s maintained by ongoing international coordination and collaboration.
Perhaps there is hope for us humans after all.
It really is a wonder.