“Curiosity is the essence of human existence. ‘Who are we? Where are we? Where do we come from? Where are we going?’ … I don’t have any answers to those questions. I don’t know what’s over there around the corner. But I want to find out.”

~ Gene Cernan, astronaut and moonwalker

“Really, I’m only alive out of curiosity. I’m very curious about where we’re all marching.”

~ John Hurt, actor

Curiosity brought me back to life after months of grieving many losses.

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“Writing shakes the salt loose inside of us. Sometimes that salt finds its way into old wounds. It activates our memory and we feel it again, which sets the art making in motion. That writers choose to go back and feel old pain—on purpose—reflects our deep curiosity (or neurosis, but I speak for myself).”

~ Ellen Blum Barish, “Chaos Just Wants to Be Art”