It is curiosity that makes each day different to the one before, the search for new stimuli, the interest in what is hidden and unseen, the search for something intriguing, the things that makes us go exploring. Most books and researches point to curiosity as a brain function and an instinct that we share with apes and other animals, but I wonder if it isn’t so much more in humans. I wonder if it is not connected to our innate drive to search for the unknown and to be with the unseen. Losing it or ignoring it would be almost like giving up our mission for personal development for the comforts and certainty of the already known.
At the end of the day, there is nothing more settling than nesting at home. It is a point of recharge, of going back to the familiar, to the routine, to the comfort, to the warmth, to fill up with energy in order to go out again into the big world. I love the sense of home almost as much as I love adventure and questing for the unknown. If there was no known, the unknown would not exist at all would it?
photo: Lea after her end of the day shower getting ready for a short movie on the sofa with Shanghai evening lights in the window