On any given day, my mind buzzes with questions and curiosities, thrilled by the vastness of the unknown, both to me and to the world. The lifelong journey of exploration about the world is perhaps the greatest of life’s gifts, allowing each moment of each day to hold possibility of discovery. And yet, while it is often answers that we seek, it is not necessarily answers that our souls need. “And the end of all our exploring/Will be to arrive where we started/And know the place for the first time.” While there will always be new truths to discover, the journey of exploration into ourselves and into the world is eternal, unlearning and re-learning truths about ourselves.
There may be no beginning or end to this journey of exploration. Where do you find yourself? How do curiosities excite you? What new discoveries about yourself have you uncovered in this moment, today, this week, this year? Do you seek answers, or seek adventure, and what does that tell you about your soul?
Brianna Curran, Washington, DC