“The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson, American essayist, lecturer, and poet
I heard a story once about a man who suffered a seizure and awoke in his hospital bed with most of his memories gone. His body functioned. His intellect was still intact. Yet he couldn’t remember a thing. It was almost as if someone had hit delete and left his mind a blank page. He had to learn everything over again – walking, eating, reading and writing. Despite the mental and emotional setbacks, the loss of memory gave him back one thing he hadn’t had in years and that was a deep appreciation and insatiable curiosity about absolutely everything.
“What is it?” he cried out one day, his eyes wide with w...
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