At the risk of making myself sound like a fanboy, I’m going to quote Babylon 5, specifically the end of the last episode of the third season:
All of life can be broken down into moments of transition or moments of revelation. This had the feeling of both.
And so it is for me, at the moment. Life is a continual surprise to me—not in the sense it is for golden retrievers, thank you, but just in terms of how it never unfolds in a predictable way. In the last few days the surprise has deepened into a strange species of wonder and a muted sense of surreality.