“Look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see. Be curious.” — Stephen Hawking
Do you remember when you were a child and found mystery and wonder in every corner of the world? Or perhaps you have your own children or grandchildren who are at that stage of asking questions about everything.
I experience this with my four-legged bundles of joy. A strange noise outside and heads pop up, eyes wide, enormous ears tuning in like satellite dishes. Then it’s a mad dash to the window, prepped for either tail-wagging happiness at the sight of a friend, or hair-ruffled growls and barking at the unknown intruder.
Our adult egos often like to give the impression that we already know the answer. But a child—or an adult who truly wonders at the wonders that surround us—isn’t a slave to being right. They are in love with the questions, the mysticism, the unknown. Ahh, to return to that wondrous child-like innocence, and take a vacation from knowing it all.