"And most of all and best of all it all never ends, for the wonderful happens and happens again.."
Starting a blog feels weird. I enjoy talking to people, and I'd much rather talk about important things than just make small talk, but it's a difficult task in our seemingly disconnected world. Writing where I know anyone who wants to can read it is a bit alarming--it's putting it all out there, which can feel a bit selfish, or arrogant, like being in a one-sided conversation and you're the one doing all the talking, not the listening. I feel somewhat better about it because my motive isn't to talk about me, but to talk about things. I'm excited to share with you about Jesus and books and music and pop culture..all of the things!
If starting a blog feels weird, then naming a blog feels even weirder. Every time I thought I came up with something original, I was shot down with a big red X and "TAKEN". (Great feeling, let me tell you.) In a last ditch effort to find words I'd saved in the past that were meaningful to me, I scrolled through my personal Instagram feed and saw a picture I'd taken of a page in a children's book:
and most of all and best of all,
it all never ends,
for the wonderful happens
and happens again.
BOOM. I've always loved those words from Cynthia Rylant in The Wonderful Happens, a beautiful children's book by this West Virginia author, and this thought: the wonderful happens and happens again! Life knocks you down, or you feel lost, and it seems hopeless. But if you look around, it never ends. The wonderful keeps happening and happening again!
So, The Wonderful Happens is born. Let's keep the wonderful happening. I'm excited to share with you!