Just Curious

I didn’t ask for it, it’s just sort of a natural part of who I am. And, honestly, I love it about me. My wife, on the other hand, isn’t so fond of this trait of mine. She gets a little annoyed by it sometimes. What is it?

I am curious. To absurd levels. I have to know the etymology  of every word. I want to know the system the restaurant uses to process their orders. I want to know who sings that song. I want to know what are the ingredients in this. I want to know how that magic trick was done. I want to know where those coyotes actually live. I want to know it all.

“The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existence. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries, 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.”

Want to know who said that? Albert Einstein. And he was pretty bright. So I’m in good company. And maybe you should join the company of the curious. You’ve got to wonder how your life might improve if you had more, well, wonder.