anonymous person kicking sun under sunset sky

“You are about to do something

wonderful” is the unspoken gospel

everyone knows.  Not something 

big, outlandish, a big production 

but the smaller miracles of hearing

and seeing, the gift of a smile to strangers,

the pause in a conversation 

to let what is unexpected in.  We’ve 

been bamboozled by the word

“wonderful” too long.  We’ve forgotten

that “wonder” is “a feeling of surprise

mingled with admiration, caused by 

something beautiful, unexpected,

unfamiliar or inexplicable.”  Who 

cannot follow a gospel as explicit as that?