http://www.flickr.com/photos/robingillis/3421946451/, originally uploaded by RobinGillis.
As I watched my friend gaze at this beautiful painting, I thought about the state of "wonder." What a great feeling, to be in amazement. As artists, I feel it is more rewarding to try and be in a state of wonder than to pursue causing wonder. To cause awe has it's benefits, but maybe it is more impression than reality that fuels that idea. But curiousity, satisfaction, knowledge, and intoxication fuels the pursuit of wonder. I feel this is the worthier goal.