“... I felt a deep joy. This, I thought, is how great visionaries and poets see everything – as if for the first time. Each morning they see a new world before their eyes, they do not really see it, they create it.”
The quote is from one of my favourite books, Zorba the Greek, by Nikos Kazantzakis. To be able to wake up each morning and look at the world as if I were seeing it for the first time, with the wonder of a child taken to a new place, is the blessing I’m now looking forward to.
Each day used to be a delight. Each morning used to break with promises of new experiences, new challenges and conquests, new learning... Work was not work but sheer delight.
Certain things change and turn our world topsy-turvy. Inevitable, I guess, particularly in times of rapid changes. Fight, flight, or adapt – one can toy with the classical options for some time. The decision has to be taken.
I’m trying to be that child on the mountain, looking at a new world, looking at the world in a new way...
It will work, my heart tells me.