lying in wait for every secret
Curiosity is lying in wait for every secret.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
Inspired by Katherine Center's gratitude video and prompt to send a BIG hope message, I created this video as a challenge:
I've been inquisitive since I was a child. My brother and I drove our mom crazy with our constant questions: how does this work; why does that happen? We opened cabinets, doors, anything that was locked or closed only increased our desire to discover what was inside. My brother loved taking things apart and later, building things. Together, we were a force of curiosity against the secrets of the world. Of course, soon enough we had our own secrets to keep and our curiosity turned to specific subjects and fields of study. I don't know that I lost my curiosity but I certainly haven't paid the kind of attention I used to, not in the way I did as a child. I read; I look inward; I write. I am still curious about the world but I often forget how to look at things through the lens of curiosity. I try to understand, to reach an epiphany. However, I think curiosity is more about the questions than the answers or rather, asking the questions in the first place.
I think curiosity takes bravery. It means admitting you don't know something, maybe a lot of somethings. Curiosity means a willingness to surrender to the child in you, to see things from a new perspective. Curiosity is about play, something, I'm learning from the Mondo Beyondo Dream Lab, that we don't honor enough as adults.
Be Brave; Be Curious.