All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make, the better – Ralph Waldo Emerson
There’s something in us that strives, that aspires to bring things into being that didn’t exist before – Robert Fritz
A sense of wonder, curiosity, and adventure is what I require to feel happy. Prone to depression otherwise, my thirst to learn, to explore, to process and to share is the most effective medicine I’ve found. I have a wife of more than 32 years, two kids who are clearly finding their place in the world, and I’ve retired at 60 after a wonderful and unique career that was the fulfillment of a childhood dream. I have much to be grateful for. However, my life can feel stagnant without exploration of whatever compels, puzzles, fascinates, or even frightens me.
It’s ongoing. For life to be creative there is no final stone to look beneath, no answer for every question, no lasting conclusion. Curiosity is an adventure that I require to move me forward, pushing and inspiring me until the end of my days on this earth, and most likely beyond.
These are rough notes from that adventure. Perhaps they will help with your adventures as well. Go forth.