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have you noticed the wow lately?

I’m lucky because, you see, I have this constant, little reminder to notice stuff.  I live with a toddler who notices the world and points out the wow.  Constantly. 

Walking out the door in the morning:  “Venus.  Wow.  Stars.  Wow.”

Past the Sedum:  “Spider.  Wow.”

Every 3 minutes this evening:  “Mumpkin Happy.  Wow.”  (We carved him yesterday.  Wow.)

During dinner:  “Water.  Wow.”  (Out of a cup without a spill-proof lid . . . yeah, now you understand — Wow.) 

All this wow makes me a better writer.  I notice the world and I think about it more — simply because I’ve slowed down a bit.  Perhaps this week you could notice the wow too — and jot it down in your writer’s notebook.  You’ll be glad you did.  (BTW, you could share it during Writer’s Notebook Wednesday. <smile>)

The Little Guy Who Inspired This Post

The Mumpkin Happy

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Unhurried. Finding the magic in the middle of living. Capturing a life of ridiculous grace + raw stories.

5 thoughts on “have you noticed the wow lately? Leave a comment

  1. Ahhh, the cornfields of Indiana. If you’ve never seen them, you should. You have inspired me to find a journal entry I wrote on my last trip to Indiana for WN Wednesday. Thanks for the motivation, Ruth (and Stacey). 🙂

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  2. Ah . . . Stacey, we just had an amazing sunset on this end of the 872 miles. I wondered how I could capture it with my camera. But by the time I put S. to bed & stood in awe of the sunset for a few moments, the moment passed & I didn’t capture it. I’ve never photographed sunsets before. Do you have some tips? I’ve noticed you’ve caught some great ones.

    You’re right about the Indiana landscape, Angela. We set up on a hill, surrounded by cornfields and across the road there’s a river that we can’t see (because of trees), but we can hear. I love this about the Midwest. 🙂

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  3. Ruth, I love this idea. I’m going to look for the wow this week. I love your pictures. I can see the flat Indiana landscape behind the mumpkin, and it reminds me of summer days at Mamaw and Papaw’s house. Thanks for the post.

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  4. Want to carve one for me? 😉

    I’ve been looking at the sky a lot lately. Sunrise, sunset. There are a lot of beautiful ones in here in Rhode Island.

    I love this idea. Thanks, Sam, for the inspiration… and for just being you!

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