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Wander to find…

In Other Words

In Other Words
prompt this week:

“Not all who wander are lost.”
J.R.Tolkien

wander;

to ramble without a definite purpose or objective; roam, rove, or stray, to go aimlessly, indirectly, or casually, meander, proceed in an irregular course(of the mind, thoughts, desires, etc.) to take one direction or another without conscious intent or control.

I agree with Tolkien that those who wander are not always lost. I think some of the greatest minds are ones that wander. I doubt any new invention comes without the inventor’s letting their minds wander a bit. New discoveries of plant and animal life would not happen if scientists didn’t wander from the beaten path.  There would be no miracles of modern medicine if healers of old never let their minds wander.

Anything new and different comes from someone thinking outside the box.  Same with improvements to the tried and true,  although, sometimes I think the old standbys need to be left alone.  Like cereal and bubble bath to name two.  Or if someone wants a fight, let them use their fists.  Maybe there would be fewer wars without guns and bombs.

I know some of my best decisions come after a meandering through the neighborhood or when in a warm bubble bath or when sitting in my rocker daydreaming. Sometimes you have to  let go of the mind controls and wander to get to where you are meant to be.  To wander is not necessarily to be lost but to find your way.

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