The Beautiful Street

When Curiosity Calls...

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My bod is fighting some sinus thing and while my usual is to push through (because I don’t like sitting still for too long), I am reminding myself when I do too much, my sickness gets worse and drags out longer. I’ve been making myself sit on this couch and chill for the last two days! But today, I’m excited to be back on it.

This morning, I took my dog, Bell, for a walk and listened to the podcast, On Being with Krista Tippett. I’ve begun to incorporate listening to podcasts in the morning and this one I have found expands and challenges my perspective. They focus their shows around exploring ideas and questions about simply, being human.

Today, I listened to an episode with Elizabeth Gilbert. Sure, sure, you may have fluffy opinions of her memoir, “Eat, Pray, Love” but I find she has some insight to offer. In this episode, she spoke about the creative life and how she chooses to follow curiosity instead of passion, as it is much more forgiving and friendly. 

And I agree, the word passion is charged. Passion can refer to our intimate lives, our creative lives, our purpose and it can be confusing, rich, deep and sometimes, lost.

Following curiosity feels safer, a bit softer and in a way, gives me permission to be a novice simply because my interest is peaked! I don’t have to be full on passionate about something to explore it. Curiosity feels like I can step into something that perhaps, has the potential to develop into a passion, or not ;)

After listening to that podcast, I felt motivated to take some pics of this gorgeous mural that has been catching my eye, located on the walls of Disjecta Art Gallery. I left my house and was excited to find the parking lot empty, all the better for me to play around with my Sony Alpha 6000 camera and capture some full shots. Woo!

Here are a few pics below. 

 Molly Bounds

Molly Bounds

 Collab by Mark McMaster, Molly Bounds & Alex Gardner 

Collab by Mark McMaster, Molly Bounds & Alex Gardner 

 Alex Gardner

Alex Gardner

Take away for me. Listen to my gut, follow that what moves me. It is often worth it. (Duh)