My name is Wayne W. Smith and this blog contains my musings related to higher education, tourism and anything else that comes to mind. I invite you to scroll down and laugh where appropriate, cry when necessary but always remember to consider the source.
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Pondering With A Purpose - Wander
Thanks to Brenda for hosting Pondering With a Purpose. This week's theme is:
I love to wander. It is right up there with loving to meander, strolling or go for a saunter. Whether it the neighborhood or the recesses of my mind, I love to take the time to see and try to understand the world at this particular moment. Wandering forces one to slow down and take in the moment slowly - like savoring every bite at a fine restaurant. It makes one to view the fine details. To admire the brush strokes of a master artist. The ability to wander lets one to build anticipation for the next moment. What will be found around that next bend - it creates surprise. Wandering forces us to not think linear; it is more chaos theory. One's adventure is based on potentially 1000s of variables, few of which we would see if we moved faster or with a plan. In a world based on speed and answers available in milliseconds on Google; is not knowing what is upcoming a pleasure in itself? In total, we all need to wander at times. It helps us explore, which leads to us learning and growing as human beings. Why rush through life; isn't it short enough as is?