The poems in this collection explore the way we perceive and celebrate the world around us. Many recall the innocence of childhood, or glimpses of nature along the bayou, or memories captured from a trip somewhere. There are vignettes drawn from experiences in Spain, Mexico, and the Far East. Does one search for the epiphany or does it present itself in an unguarded moment? Whether by choice or by instinct, I found myself pondering mundane events with the inward eye that Wordsworth calls "the bliss of solitude." Running through these meditations is a grateful sense of wonder about life's possibilities, the quiet mystery of ordinary life, and the guiding hand that shapes our destiny.