Love this phrase, Marlane. And I absolutely agree that without wonder there can no wisdom. And I will add as well: no acceptance, no tolerance, no compassion. If we don't open our minds and our hearts to wonder, with the simple trust of a child's wide-open mind, we miss the most important part of life, slamming the door to any hope of wisdom. To allow ourselves to wonder--to be astonished and surprised to tears of pleasure, how limited our lives would be.

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Deborah Barchi has recently retired from her career as a librarian and now has time to read, explore nature, and write poetry and essays.

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Deborah Barchi

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Deborah Barchi has recently retired from her career as a librarian and now has time to read, explore nature, and write poetry and essays.

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