Waiting For Wonder

The first step to astonishment is patience.
Wonder is not on call.
Amazement does not respond to an alert timer.

You have to sit on the back porch in the green
rocker and talk to a hummingbird,
or lay a blanket on summer grass, stretch out
and watch the stars go by.
Try standing very still on the mountain 
ridge line where all sound is banished except
for the wind\'s laughter.

If you hurry astonishment you\'ll just get a
head full of frustration and your heart
won\'t beat any faster.

Patience, my soul.  Wait for the wonder.