“…philosophy begins in wonder.”
Plato, The Theaetetus
There are many routes to wonder. Watching children’s faces as they discover the world around them is one. Feeling awe at the magnitude of the oceans or the mystery of the stars is another. Puzzling over how something unpredictable works, whether an object, a behavior or a cultural artifact. Our explorations are both individual and social. Wherever we gather we share stories, discus how our world works, how we live, what we dream of, what we might/ should do. This is the kind of wondering that Plato meant when he talked about how philosophy begins. It takes no special training or capacity, just being open.