When I was six or seven years old, growing up in Pittsburgh, I used to take a precious penny of my own and hide it for someone else to find. I was greatly excited ... at the thought of the first lucky passerby who would receive in this way, regardless of merit, a free gift from the universe....
I've been thinking about seeing. There are lots of things to see, unwrapped gifts and free surprises. The world is fairly studded and strewn with pennies cast broadside from a generous hand.

Annie Dillard in Pilgrim at Tinker Creek by Annie Dillard


To Practice This Thought:
Think of three ways you can recapture the wonder you had as a child.


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