Wonder, wondering and states of wonder abide among life’s joys. Like humour, health, music or poetry, wonder requires no justification; but unlike them – unlike even health – we do not ourselves make wonder: rather we stumble upon it. Wonder is a transfiguring encounter between ourselves and the world, in some aspect that we did not expect, or did not fully understand, or did not know we knew until then. While wonder lasts, the world is subtly changed, or we are changed, or both…

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