I was amazed when I took this but that was more about
being amazed I was finally in Paris I think.
I saw a commercial the other day for something or another and it asked the question "what's the most amazing thing you've ever seen?".   This conjured up all measure of images for me.  The strange thing is, I don't really know.  I asked Andrew Henry and he answered "the ruins of the Colosseum in Rome".  Yes, I also thought they were amazing, but the MOST amazing?

This made me think of the ruins in Pompeii, now those blew my mind, so perhaps they were the most amazing, but my gut was telling me I was picking them by default.

I thought of all the standard kind of answers of things I have seen and thought were amazing.
A baby being born.
Those Cirque Du Soleil people I saw in Vegas did things that amazed me.
The Acropolis in Greece.
The Grand Canyon.
My daughter riding a bike around Washington D.C. (trust me on this one, I never thought I would see that)

Then I thought of smaller things that took my breath away.
So many sunrises and sunsets.
Whales and dolphins in the ocean.
A swarm of butterflies.
Lots of stuff on youtube is amazing.
Fresh snow on the red rocks in Sedona (wait beautiful and amazing - a difference right?)

I'm stumped.  I mean THE most amazing is a challenge.  I can't decide if I'm jaded and think nothing is amazing or if I just live in a state of wonder and think everything is amazing.  The commercial also said perhaps you haven't seen the most amazing thing yet - yes maybe that's it.

I'm going to China next week, maybe I'll see the MOST amazing thing I've ever seen there.  I'll let you know.

What is the most amazing thing you've ever seen?


k said...

i agree, I can't really answer that! I think it's the small things though :) and china?!! i'm jealous...that will be amazing. take a lot of pictures, ok????

Bel said...

I also thought of the ruins of Pompeii when I read this! Have a great trip!

Belly B :)


you are so lucky to be traveling to China--I would love to go! I don't know whats the most amazing thing I've ever seen--I hope I haven't seen it yet!

Silver Strands said...

Great post Jeanette. At one point I thought the most amazing thing I would EVER see was the underwater world in Micronesia. I was a new diver - and it truly was magnificent. Then we lived in Alaska and were treated to an unbelievable show of the northern lights. As those colors literally danced through the sky, I KNEW I would never see anything so wonderful. Then a while later I was driving through the outskirts of Spokane and there were "amber waves of grain". Chills. Anything more magnificent? I don't know - there is so much out there, I can't wait to see what strikes me next!

KR said...

Great pic of the Eiffel Tower!
I am amazed at some intangibles...
X-Rays and Cat. Scans, we sort of take them for granted but producing images of the inside of our bodies!
I'm with the majority, so many amazing sights, I don't know what I consider the most amazing I have seen.

Annemarie said...

Wow! Hard question indeed. I love your answers. China sounds like it will be incredible to see!

MJM said...

I think I need some more time to think on this one... I'm interested in what other people think though.

quintessence said...

Great thought provoking post. Not sure I could pick one thing either and maybe I also haven't seen it yet. What an exciting trip you have planned - can't wait to hear (read) all about it!!

vintch said...

great perspective on this post, friend! though it hasn't happened yet, i think the most amazing thing i'll ever see will be my children's faces. that miracle is awaiting one day!

Ren- Lady Of The Arts said...

Have fun in China!!

Part of the CouchSurfing Network we are part of asks the question what is one amazing thing you've done and I refuse to answer the question- everything is amazing-

Anonymous said...

Hard to choose. Coming face to face with my daughter after she was born. Seeing artifacts from the French Revolution when in Paris,our history (non indigenous) in Australia is very young by comparison.
Something that will always stay in my mind is my daughters first long sentence "Look Mummy, lots and lots of bubbles" when I was washing the car. Previous to that it was pretty much Mum-mum Dad-dad and Ta!
I always find those huge golden full moons that seem to take up the sky absolutely amazing.
...and on a funny note, the fact that my aged parents haven't throttled each other to death by now!!

skippysays said...

That's such a hard question because things are amazing in different ways, you know? How can you pick what's more amazing- ruins or a baby smiling? way too different to compare!

Anonymous said...

I would have to say my children the minute they were born and they put them in my arms.... truly truly amazing! xo

Cashon&Co said...

Will you think I'm crazy if I answer this with "a UFO?" maybe not most amazing, but definitely the most incredible.
I know, now I've lost ALL credibility, right?n;)

Stitchfork said...

This is a hard question Jeanette! I cannot pick just one either. If you narrow it down to regions, in China I would say The Great Wall as that was very impressive to walk on.
xo Cathy

pamela said...

I definitely have told everyone that they must HIKE the Grand Canyon at some point in their lives. Egypt was pretty amazing I must say. Being inside the first true pyramid known with just two other people in the middle of the desert was just like being in an Indiana Jones movie.