One of my favorite parts of the blogosphere is entering into other people’s stories – and, if you’ve been around here for any length of time, you’ve probably enjoyed hearing from a host of different voices. (Here’s a refresher on 2015’s#rituals theme). But as luck would have it, I’m ready for a change.
Now, don’t get me wrong: I want to continue hearing from all of you. I desire that we might learn and grow from one another, from a rich diversity of different backgrounds and faiths and experiences, from the stories we all bring to the table. So the main change is this: Instead of me scheduling 52 different writers for the year ahead of time, you can come to me.
Ball’s in your court. Dice is in your hands. The decision to write is all yours. Assuming I think your words will be a good fit for this space, we’ll get you in the queue …and I can’t wait to hear what you have to teach us.
So, the theme? Holy curiosity.
Albert Einstein says it this way:
“The important thing is to not stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existence. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality. It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of this mystery each day.”
Curiosity: such a beautiful, complex, holy mystery. Curiosity: something I never want to lose sight of. Curiosity: the thing that keeps us learning and growing, exploring and discovering. Mark Twain has long been called a “natural observer,” one who notices all the mysteries of life. Elizabeth Gilbert struck me dizzy this past fall with the connection between curiosity and creativity (in Big Magic, a must-read book).
So, what would you add? What story would you tell? How has curiosity changed you? How did one moment of curiosity lead to habit lead to life change? How is curiosity a most holy endeavor?
I can’t wait to hear what you have to write. Leave a comment below if you’d like feedback, or check out the guest post page for further submission information.
2016 writing endeavors, here we come!
So, let’s chat: guest posting, are you in? Curiosity, did it kill the cat or keep the magic alive? I can’t wait to learn from you this year!0