Our thinking on wonder is often distracted, superficial, careless.
We think of it as an unimportant added extra; we often relegate it to childhood and dismiss it as sentiment that has little to do with being an adult. We tend to be complacent about it, as if it were a weakness or did not concern us, as if it were something we could do without and did not need.
But wonder is actually something that we profoundly need and unconsciously seek all the time.
It is a quality of perception that passes from the eyes to the heart, and from there it involves us entirely, making us realise that we are at one with the world. Wonder brings renewal, a breath of fresh air, and allows us to set thinking to one side. As a dimension of possibility, amazement and positive curiosity, wonder allows us to access other worlds and explore great new possibilities.
Photo and concept by Elisabetta Scarpini