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ladybird_2I started out the week asking questions. (I was searching for a new oven)  I just wanted to know especially what other people thought. I hungered for the conversation and the thrill of the reply.

My book group was so excited about not having to pay for books and how to get everything for free and, and how the Library in Seattle was doing all sorts of audio books for free downloads.   I asked them how they thought the authors would get paid?  Would the authors still want to write for us to read if they could not make a living?

Marketing and value were the main words of their reply.  “I do pay for my books because I pay my taxes for the streets, schools, buildings and books within.”

I went back to the internet and wandered through all the free words and giveaways, clicking bravely on every link that I saw.

I found visual beauty.

I found the art of listening.

I found the understanding of staying young.

I found new thoughts about money and worth.

And the Rooster crowing.

I found beauty. The Feynman Series  Beauty  Part I

and then came full circle to the celebration of exploring curiosity.

The Feynman Series  Part III Curiosity

( Where I found the last two videos, and this post included lots more amazing links: Sightline  Writer’s recommendations)

Do you get curioser and curioser as you explore?

I would love to find and read your comments.


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20 Responses to “Curiosity”

  1. Laurie Buchanan Says:

    Patricia –

    Curiosity is like a drug…once you get started you just can’t get enough! Yesterday I was researching the word “wiki” for a class I’m presenting at UW Madison in April. It was so interesting that I kept following “rabbit trails” that the internet kept offering — like dangling delicious carrots that I just couldn’t resist.

    And by the way, thank you for pointing to HolEssence in your post.
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    patricia Reply:

    Laurie You are welcome…

    I think the link to the videos’ is a bit confusing and hard to find…I thought IT Girl would have put the You Tube videos up??? at least the links…

    So now I am curious about that and how I communicated inadequately

    And I just love carrots!

  2. rob white Says:

    We are alike with our curious minds, Patricia. A curious mind is a powerful mind, and you have one. The beauty of the internet is that “rabbit hole” effect that, when used rightly; can offer insights into our natural curious nature that wants to grow and evolve. With a curious mind we can do much more in far less time. We can use that curiosity to learn to think in new ways. Every challenging circumstance in our life offers a choice: we can be indecisive and paralyzed with doubts, or we can learn new things about ourselves with an inquiring mind.
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    patricia Reply:

    Rob,
    I so enjoy learning new things and ways to act.

    I do not want to lose my thinking skills and it is so nice to have found such wonder full bloggers who can also think and like to practice….the seed of an inquiring mind is curiosity.

    Hope you book sale presentation went well…I was thinking about you on Saturday and wondering how you were doing.

    Thank you for your good words.

  3. Terrill Welch Says:

    Speaking of curious Patricia I was going to just whip over and read your post this morning and have been following the trail links you left for over an hour. Heck it has got daylight and I still have to write today’s post and announce the winner of yesterday’s draw.

    I think curious is a way of living that keeps us feeling inspired, fresh and engaged. Who can argue with those benefits?

    So good to be connected Patricia and thank you for linking me in :)
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    patricia Reply:

    Terrill,
    You are wonderful and welcome – I think it was a good hour spent because your new post today is also linked and curiosity sated….

    Pat each other on the back…
    and celebrate the beauty expressed.

    Thank you for wandering through and your kind words.

  4. Jannie Funster Says:

    You are so sweet, Patricia. Thanks for including me on this curious line-up!

    Yes, I get pretty curious sometimes. Curious how maybe a little song idea snippet can be developed into a full-blown tune. Curious for good trees to climb all the time. Found a GREAT one in a park the other day.

    Inquiring minds stay younger indeed.

    xoxo
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    patricia Reply:

    Jannie,
    Yep those inquiring minds stay younger….and I am still thinking about that rooster!

    I have had to give up on climbing trees, but I did venture up a step stool to get a pan down to cook the salmon!

    love to you dear one

  5. Jeffrey Willius Says:

    Hi Patricia — The two Feynman videos, especially the first, are wonderful! I hope you won’t mind my sharing them too.
    Beauty and curiosity (and wonder) have been at the core of what I’ve been doing in earnest for the past few years through my blogging and writing my book. It’s wonderful connecting with such kindred spirits!
    Thank you!
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    patricia Reply:

    Jeffrey Willius,
    Welcome and thank you for your comment. I feel that much of my life is connecting people to resources and these were public finds and should be connected to many, many people. There are quite a few more in the series…I spent nearly a whole day watching and the something -sagan project too which are connected.

    I will come over and check out your blog and post when I get back from singing with Peace Choir….another fun resource in my life :)

  6. suzen Says:

    Hi Patricia! For absolutely SURE, I wouldn’t trade curiosity for anything! Altho I can end up with literally days flying by once I get into researching something, it is great time and well spent to boot. It’s learning and exploring – there is soooo much to this world we live in and such fascinating stuff out there I really feel it would take more than one lifetime to see and experience it all.

    Keep on enriching your mind, lovely lady, because you enrich us all in the process!
    Hugs
    Susan
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    patricia Reply:

    Suzen,
    I can so easily be a curiosity junkie…..it so fills me with energy

    Hope folks will venture over to your site…Your current post is such good information sharing – WOW

  7. Melody | Deliberate Receiving Says:

    Hi Patricia,

    Thank you so much for the link! I really appreciate it!!

    I think curiosity is one of those traits that keep you young. If you can stay curious about life, and keep exploring and getting excited by new things, you’ll never lose your zest for life. A life without curiosity is a very boring existence! Thanks for staying curious and sharing your discoveries with us.

    Hugs!
    Melody
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    Patricia Reply:

    Melody,
    Thank you for dropping by and I was happy to share the link – I just kept getting more curious all day long…thought I needed to share
    some beauty too!
    Thank you for your good words
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  8. Sara Says:

    Patricia,

    I am a very curious person. Of course, this could be interpreted in different way:~)

    As far as your post goes, I was like Terrill in that I got so busy following links to links to links, I almost forgot I was visiting your site. Fortunately, the bread crumbs lead me back here so I could say “thank you” for the places I got to see on my visits.

    When I first learned about visiting other sites, links, etc. I used to visit a site and then pick a name from the comments and go there. It was amazing what I learned and who I met on these journeys.

    Curiosity is how we learn and I learned a lot from this post. Thank you:~)
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    patricia Reply:

    Sara,
    The links are very fun, interesting and curiosity satisfying!

    I am sorry I missed replying to your fabulous comment….I am just so focused on healing and getting my service site Wise Ears up and running, that I am messing up in some areas and missing what I already have working for me.

    I am coming over to read your words in just a minute :)

  9. Justin | Mazzastick Says:

    Hi Patricia,
    I am a natural curious person and I find myself exploring deeper and deeper down the proverbial rabbit hole.

    There is so much to learn and discover in this world and I truly enjoy doing that.
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    patricia Reply:

    Justin,
    Welcome and Yes I know exactly how your feel about wandering around – I have always been a very curious person and active in my discoveries.

    A truly enjoyable way to be in this world – in my opinion

  10. Deborah Barker Says:

    Just as I began to believe that I asked too many questions, was perhaps too curious, my Physics teacher told the class that we should all ask more questions, never be afraid to ask to discover. My curiosity just grew from that.

    patricia Reply:

    Deborah,
    I think curiosity is a magnificent tool for living a full life and remedying fear and resistance.

    Thank you for coming by….look forward to reading your new story – heading that way