In Others’ Words: Think and Wonder
“Think and wonder. Wonder and think.” ~Dr. Seuss, American writer & poet
Here’s the wonderful thing about being a writer: It has forced me to think and wonder.
Some days it feels as if all I do is think and wonder. Wonder and think. (And, no, I don’t just wonder why I decided to become a writer, although there are those moments too.)
Sometimes I am thinking and wondering until I find an answer — like what happens next in my work-in-progress (WIP) or how do I solve the problem my hero is having? Yes, it’s wonderful to be able to solve my fictional characters problems for them. Real life isn’t always that easy, but then again, I don’t get to pre-plan my problems like I get to do for my hero and heroine.
I like answers in my real life. But there are times I am content to just think … and wonder … and leave it at that. I’ve learned that, no, I don’t have all the answers. And that growing up means accepting that reality, along with the reality that God isn’t always going to tip his hand and tell me his plans for me (even as he promises that his plans are designed to give me a future and a hope. Jeremiah 29:11)
In Your Words: It’s Friday. What have you been thinking and wondering about this week? Have you found your answers — or are you content to think … and wonder … and trust?
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