last week, my best friend sent me the above image with the caption, You are doing this!!
it brought tears to my eyes (i was weepy anyway). i felt honored she thought of me.
these steps aren't mysterious. they're just a little out of the ordinary. rather, they're out of what's become ordinary.
because it's hard to pay attention. and harder by the day. but it's worthwhile.
and will you always be astonished? maybe. try. marveling and feeling wonder or amazement also count.
what about listeners? are they guaranteed? there are zero guarantees. in general. that's part of the process.
but so what? you're engaging in curiosity and communication--pillars of a full existence. enjoy.