We recommend this…
if you are feeling weighed down by grown up concerns, but equally don’t want to be childish or plaster on false optimism or cheerfulness.
A quick summary
Francesco Dimitri shares the crunch point he reached in his mid-thirties – feeling increasingly gloomy about the state of the world, burdened with everyday concerns, disappointed with with the outcomes of his projects, and entirely lacking his former sense of wonder. Unwilling to conclude that wonder is just a ‘childish thing’, he undertook a new project: to reignite that sense of wonder as an adult. That Sense of Wonder is both playful and serious – with tasks to undertake, in the style of a quest. Dimitri brings together philosophy, neuroscience, folklore, literature and his own rekindled wonder in this appealing and life enhancing book.