I’m writing this on my way to Dallas. The flight’s on American, so that means an old plane, no Wi-Fi, and the same bland omelet I’ve eaten a hundred times before. But instead of ranting, I’m celebrating…
Because there is still so much wonder in the moment…
Do you realize how freakin’ amazing it is that a plane this size can fly in the air? Or that you can travel 500 miles an hour eating ordinary food? There’s a power outlet for your laptop. And do you realize how freakin’ amazing a laptop is?
And what about your cell phone? Forget cell phones. Have you ever seen a fax machine? You’ve got to be kidding! You take a piece of paper, write something on it, push it through some rollers in New York and the exact replicate comes up two seconds later in Hong Kong?
Have you ever studied a praying mantis? Noticed the bark pattern of a tree? Just sucked on a blade of grass?
Think of all the astonishing, amazing, and spectacular things all around you at this very instant.
When’s the last time you appreciated it with wide-eyed wonder it really deserves?
P. S. I’m here at the NSA Conference. If you’re here and you see me, give me a shout.