“Wonder is the heaviest element on the periodic table. Even a tiny fleck of it stops time.”
– Diane Ackerman

A night or two a week these days we go for a walk after dinner.  Grace and Whit get to go in their pajamas, which they find both thrilling and hilarious.  I’m struck by how aware they are, as we walk, by how much they notice, by how they – and, correspondingly, I – swell with wonder at the ordinary world. 


I think my most devout wish for Grace and Whit is that that they never lose this ability to see the magic and enchantment in their lives.

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