Allen Ginsberg wrote, “Catch yourself thinking.”
Though it’s likely he was referring to poetry, these words get to the heart of the essay.
Writing the essay is seeing the beauty in the wondering and, of course, making the effort to capture it like when snap a photo in a moving car on a winding Colorado road.
Like in this essay by John Jeremiah Sullivan. On the surface it’s about a trip he took to Disney World with his wife, daughter and another family. But what we also get a trip into his thoughts.
You can read his essay “You Blow My Mind. Hey Mickey! here.