There are many things in the world to inspire awe, so selecting a handful for this post is a challenge. Of course, I could go with something in nature. I’ve been on hikes where I’ve been awestruck by the view of a mountain peak so close it felt like I could reach out and touch it.
Or, I could go with one of the feats of strength, balance and skill some are capable of. The first time I saw Cirque du Soleil was on their Quidam video. I remember thinking what they were doing seemed impossible. Here’s a segment from that video.
When I was in college, my favorite band was Rush. Their musicianship struck me — especially that of Neil Peart, their drummer and main lyricist. While I was always deeply impressed by Peart’s playing, it was this solo that made me realize how awesome he really is.
Then there’s an expression of creativity that blows the mind, like this sketch by Cody Rivers, one of my favorite Bellingham duos.
Yeah, the awe-inspiring is all around us if we notice it.
And, since I was just informed that April is also National Poetry Month (and, since putting together words just so, in a perfect way that sends shivers down my spine is awesome), here’s a poem for you:
love is a place… (58) by E. E. Cummings
love is a place
& through this place of
(with brightness of peace)
yes is a world
& in this world of