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Reconnect 6: Ekostories of Wonder

“Here, I’ll prove to you that there are no tiny moments, no dull moments, no little things, only a general failure on our parts to see the wild and amazing slather of miracles that come unbidden and will for each of us, too soon end..” (The Slather)

Published in the September/October 2012 issue of Orion Magazine, Brian Doyle’s incredible short story revolves around the small wonders that occur all around us, if only we can pause long enough to appreciate them.

This week’s Reconnect explores the idea of wonder through the heart of a child, the curiosity of an explorer, and the mind of a scientist. Studio Ghibli’s My Neighbour Totoro captures on film the intrinsic wonder and amazement children have towards the world. Pikmin 1 and Pikmin 2 are games that features an inquisitive and whimsical naturalist with an insatiable desire for exploration of an alien world and the creatures that inhabit it. Sagan’s Pale Blue Dot is one man’s moving ruminations on the need to appreciate our tiny home within a vast cosmos.

My Neighbour Totoro Word Cloud

My Neighbour Totoro, by Studio Ghibli

Pikmin Wordle

Pikmin 1 & Pikmin 2, by Nintendo

Pale Blue Dot Word Cloud

Pale Blue Dot, by Carl Sagan

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