I love this picture of our great granddaughter Eleanor Lois Fukuda, down on the farm at Patricia, Alberta, north of Brooks. It says so much.
The wonderment of a one-year-old’s perspective, a wee tot who has discovered her ability to stand on two legs. Tiny steps on tiny feet. Maybe the thrill of grabbing the sill and hoisting herself up for a new view of her world.
I wonder what she sees? Is it just a frosty morning, fresh snow on the trees? Are there birds finding sanctuary in the branches? Is there a deer, a bush bunny, hare, or even a dog?
I wonder how we might view our world, near and far, with open eyes?
I wonder what this week will bring for our family, at Patricia, in Calgary, AB, in Sooke BC, in New Plymouth, New Zealand?
I wonder what our friends and neighbours are up to as we countdown to the shortest (or maybe longest) day of the year, Christmas and New Year.
I wonder what our politicians are up to, civic, provincial and federal?
I wonder about the poor folks involved in New Zealand’s tragic White Island eruption?
I wonder at the effect of the Trump impeachment process on Canada?
I wonder at the impact of UK politics?
I wonder about marketing and sales of my new novel Beginnings at the End of the Road? I wonder who might read and enjoy the story?
I wonder how I might write and finance the new book gradually taking early shape in this computer?
Yes, I wonder what the 2020 will bring, that hope and faith we have, a new respect and tolerance for each other.
Thanks, Eleanor, that I might look out my window. What do I see: the missteps of days gone or the new steps as I pace into this day that I’ve been given by the grace of God.
I wonder . . .