Sunday, June 3, 2012
When you open the box-that-looks-like-a-book, there stands the book... like some silent sentry. Merriam-Webster defines sentry as a "guard or watch... standing at a point of passage." I love the idea of a "point of passage." One example of a "point of passage" is a door. Doors are fascinating! ...the perfect symbols of transition and transformation... the wonder of transformation... of change so drastic that something new is created. And this box resembles a sort of door. So there stands the book, a symbol of change and wonderment, but with a basic and simple form. (Actually this book form is sometimes called a simple binding.)
On the cover is a photograph of a tangerine sky at sunrise over a castle in France. Truly a wonder! I remember awakening around five am and peeking out of one eye toward the window of my castle room. I meant to roll over and snuggle back to sleep, but the sky was aflame with the most insane colors! Fuscha, gold, red, neon pink, violet, lavendar, and tangerine! I jumped out of bed, grabbed my camera, and shot the photograph you see on the book. During that trip to France, everyday the sky was a wonder to me. Clouds were ridiculously fluffy, blues were aqua beyond any tint in nature (except a certain local university's school color scheme), and the stars at night made me cry they were so beautiful and twinkly. Yes! Twinkly!
The third definition of wonder concerns "doubt" ...wondering if something is really true... wondering how it came to be. Questioning. Asking questions is good and wonder of that sort is good too. It gets to the truth which opens the door to change ...to transformation.
Wonder is everywhere and always... you just have to open the door to your own awareness.