“An empty canvas is a living wonder… far lovelier than certain pictures.” Wassily Kandinsky
The boat rolled from behind a curtain and with it the coolness of dry ice that hovered over the audience. You could say I was in a state of wonder when I first saw a professional stage production. At an early age, I was absolutely hooked.
As a college student, I attended most productions on campus. I once embarrassed myself snickering uncontrollably in the show Our Town, which was both serious and about death. Otherwise, I’ve never moved from the wonder of the stage.
As an adult, I sometimes walk onto the stage just to smell it. I’m still hooked. “You can take the girl out of the play, but you can’t take the play out of the girl.” (mine)
Sometimes we forget to stop and allow ourselves the experience of wonder. Did you stop and enjoy a sense of wonder at something you saw or felt today?