When was the last time you truly felt a sense of wonder and awe?

  • Timbales

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    Nov 19, 2009 1:57 PM GMT
    For me it was my vacation in Arizona when I was on Route 179 and the red rocks of the Sedona area came into view. It was breathtaking, I had to pull over to the side of the road and just look at it.
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    Nov 19, 2009 2:00 PM GMT
    Three years ago I went hiking in Southern Utah and saw The Wave

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  • Timbales

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    Nov 19, 2009 2:01 PM GMT
    MunchingZombie saidThree years ago I went hiking in Southern Utah and saw The Wave

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    that's beautiful
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    Nov 19, 2009 2:11 PM GMT
    Often. I always look for the amazing in the things that surround me. Sometimes it´s easier than others. The last time i stopped and was amazed was yesterday. The air smelled nice and I was listening to Margaret Price singing Mozart...
  • Sayrnas

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    Nov 19, 2009 2:13 PM GMT
    When i discovered 9/11 was an inside job. I was in wonder and awe-F$#K icon_mad.gif


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    When I realized how beautiful this world/planet we live on really is.


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    Nov 19, 2009 2:16 PM GMT
    I was in the Mayan Riviera last year and watched a waterspout form and move ashore. It was down the coast quite a ways, yet very visible from the water's edge up into the massive thunderhead you could see and vaguely hear. I laid on my chaisse in the sand for a good half hour watching it develop and move. Just...beautiful.
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    Nov 19, 2009 2:37 PM GMT

    A sense of wonder is a healthy thing, eh? So many don't think it's all that important then one day find themselves saying,

    "There is for me no wonder more,
    Than to wonder where my wonder went,
    And why my wonder is all spent"

    -Zenna Henderson



    I wonder, when I write, where the story is coming from, why it seems like the characters are writing it, and watch sometimes in fascination as the words seem to type themselves out.


    -Doug
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    Nov 19, 2009 2:37 PM GMT
    i saw a whole bunch of butterflies the other day, and a took a little while to think about how amazing it would be to a butterfly where my only purpose is to drink from flowers all day. Then I just took pleasure in the fact that such innocent creatures could exist, and thought about the prevolutionary pools of crap that life came from and what might have caused the beginning of life.

    I didnt reach a conclusion of course
  • DCEric

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    Nov 19, 2009 2:39 PM GMT
    Angkor Wat

    /And these pictures don't do it justice.
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    Nov 19, 2009 4:14 PM GMT
    Looking up at the stars on a clear night when I am far away from the city lights does it every time.
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    Nov 19, 2009 4:19 PM GMT
    1and3Chairs saidIn the Church of Santa Maria Del Popolo, viewing Caravaggio works for the first time.


    The Metropolitan Museum had a Caravaggio show a few years ago. I went by myself but got wrapped up in it with two strangers to the point where we were practically leaning on each other for support we were so awe struck.

    It was so gay. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Nov 19, 2009 4:21 PM GMT
    Oddly enough, just perhaps two weeks ago here in Armenia.

    I was in a bus with a friend going to another friend's village, and to get there you travel through the Debed Canyon, normally a stunning drive regardless of the day. This particular day, however, the mountain tops had a fresh coat of snow and tendrils of mist wrapped around them in places. I looked up and was taken aback at how stunningly beautiful the whole scene was and even woke my friend up so he could see it. I certainly think "a sense of wonder and awe" is a good way to describe how I felt at the time.
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    Nov 19, 2009 4:24 PM GMT
    Eric... Ive always wanted to go there. Truly amazing from what I have been told.
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    Nov 19, 2009 4:30 PM GMT
    Seeing the diabutsu in Kamakura when I was about 4 years old.

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    It's all been down hill since then. icon_lol.gif
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    Nov 19, 2009 4:30 PM GMT
    Every morning since I decided to make an honest effort to sober up and put substance abuse behind me and begin living -- each day I wake up at five am (part of my lifestyle change) and watch the stars fade and the sun rise it and reminds that with it's rise comes another opportunity to do something, be someone, get it right and live and I absolutely refuse to take it for granted.
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    Nov 19, 2009 5:42 PM GMT
    Last Sunday at a performance of Wagner's Lohengrin. (That's an answer for Jetsetter 99, as are the other posts on this thread).
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    Nov 19, 2009 6:00 PM GMT
    I went to the beach with some friends at night a few night's ago to watch the Leonid Meteor Shower and while just laying there and looking up at the sky, I was just in awe of how many stars I could see. I guess it's one of those things you don't really notice everyday until you actually take a moment to stop and really take it all in. That's when you really realize we're just these tiny creatures living in a tremendous universe.
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    Nov 19, 2009 6:32 PM GMT

    That time I had sex with a British person......WOW.
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    Nov 19, 2009 6:35 PM GMT
    A thing not a place...

    assisting one of my dogs give birth to her puppies...and watching how nature kicks in innately. Seconds after each birth she is cleaning it, chewing cords and nuzzling them to their lungs going before she moves them to nurse.

    It brings tears to my eyes everytime...
  • jrs1

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    Nov 19, 2009 6:39 PM GMT
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    Nov 19, 2009 6:42 PM GMT
    Looking out at the ocean, took the train from Irvine to San Diego the other morning. And the train rolls right next to the water, which was just flat and slowly rolling waves to the shore.

    And Yosemite drops my jaw every time.

    Oh and one last one, standing at the top of Mammoth mountain, looking all the way out to Death Vally before starting the plunge down the mountain. Good stuff.
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    Nov 19, 2009 6:52 PM GMT
    I'm reminded of Clarissa Pinkola Estes's quote:

    "Without art we live under the illusion that there is only time, and not eternity."

    I myself prefer the art of nature, it's a perfect mess.

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    Nov 19, 2009 8:33 PM GMT
    When I saw the Forbidden City in Beijing. All I could say was , "It's big."

    Before that, when I saw the Grand Canyon when I was 20. there was a forest fire at the time, so the sky looked like an alien world, and the ash was falling everywhere like snow. It was beautiful, and smelled really good.
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    Nov 19, 2009 8:37 PM GMT
    Hiking the canyons of Sedona, probably. The most memorable awe-inspiring moment, though, was probably stepping foot in Notre Dame (the cathedral, not the school) and looking up at a structure that had stood for centuries.
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Nov 19, 2009 8:47 PM GMT
    Seeing "THIS IS IT". It was amazing to see Michael Jackson at work behind the scenes and the creative genius that he was. I wish more people would have been exposed to that side of him before he was gone.