Curiosity

“Curiosity is the very basis of education and if you tell me that curiosity killed the cat, I say only the cat died nobly.” —Arnold Edinborough
Maybe it's because I am, myself, such a curious person that I do not notice so much the curiosity of the three cats who share my quarters. If I were not a professional creative, I would make a great detective as I spend many hours going down rabbit holes after answers and solutions to all and sundry. Curiosity, for me, is a source of great distraction and support.

It's not about the money. That may be the most beautiful thing about curiosity. Curiosity is born of desire for knowledge, understanding, and completion for its own sake.
“The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality. It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of this mystery every day. Never lose a holy curiosity.” —Albert Einstein
More than anything, curiosity is fun. Via curiosity, we go after answers and solutions to problems out of pure desire for truth and beauty. This natural desire thrusts us into the flow of the moment. In the flow of the moment, we are present, enjoying the chase, here and now.
"The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity." —Dorothy Parker
Curiosity is de rigeur for creativity.

Thanks to Alonso Fernando Piano for posing.

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4 comments:

RH Carpenter said...

I agree - "what if" takes us on many journeys. Have a wonderful week!

Hazel said...

Curiosity. Something that led us to wonderful discoveries, but sometimes takes us to places we don't want to be in.

Curiosity: kills the cat.

CUTE KITTY! :DDDD

Suzanne McDermott said...

Thanks, Rhonda!

Hazel!!! Great to hear from you. Ah... but remember, the cat has nine lives!

caseytoussaint said...

Beautifully captured - I love snow for about an hour after it falls, and from a nice warm vantage point. This drawing gets that.