Akin to wonder, there’s something special about finding things in the world to be delighted about. Even for those of us who explore the dark side in our work, there’s still room to collect elements of the delightful we find around us. The gloomiest day has something charming to find.
This isn’t to say we need to try to exclude feelings or perceptions, nor feelings outside it. Just that it helps spark creation. Adds meaning. Inspires the wonder.
I try to look for them like jewels in the dark, moments of pleasure, in Kate Bush’s words.