The awesome explosion

I have come up with a new simile to describe myself lately. It can be yours.
Every day I jump out of bed and step on a landmine. The land mine is me.
After the explosion, I spend the rest of the day putting the pieces together.
Now, it’s your turn. Jump!

— Ray Bradbury, Zen in the Art of Writing

Boom.

He jumped out of bed and saw the possibilities, all scattered and beautiful and stretching out to the horizon.

No, don’t go picking them up and examining them to death, he thought to himself, just look out at all the life.

Here is a shining star in the sky beckoning with joy and hope, here is a thought that will make someone feel more alive and ready to face whatever it is that’s holding them back, here is a magic racing car that travels to other worlds, and here is an idea that no one ever thought before in quite the same way you just thought it.

My oh my, all the possibilities and potentialities and what the day could be. Which to choose? All of them!

Seize this awe and tuck it into your heart to power your day, because it’s an awesome world and the more you respond with happy awe, the more your day will be happy and awesome.

Published by WarrenBluhm

Wordsmith and podcaster, Warren is a reporter, editor and storyteller who lives near the shores of Green Bay with his wife, two golden retrievers, and an insistent cat. Author of How to Play a Blue Guitar, A Bridge at Crossroads, Refuse to be Afraid, and A Scream of Consciousness.

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