Reverb 10 – December 4th

December 4. Wonder.
How did you cultivate a sense of wonder in your life this year?
(Author: Jeffrey Davis)

copyright Derek Olson
(photo copyright Derek Olson)




The first thing I did when I read this prompt was look up the definition of ‘wonder’ in the dictionary. Not because I didn’t know what it was, but I was immediately prompted to want to read the different meanings of this word.

For me, I was most at wonder with the world in 2010 when I went back to visit my favorite place in the world, Asheville, North Carolina. The Blue Ridge Mountains and the awesomeness of Asheville still thrill me to this day. I honestly believe that I will never not feel in awe of not only the mountains, but of the Paris of the South (one of Asheville’s well known descriptors).

There is just an amazing beauty and greatness within the Blue Ridge Mountains. I finally had a chance to explore them a bit during my trip and I was in love with every moment of the experience. I felt so alive and memorized by the views and sights that I was able to witness on my venture. My breath was taken away more times than I could count. I look forward to having many more wondrous experiences in Asheville and in the mountains when I move back to my favorite place in 2011.

“Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away”


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