Curiosity

March 24, 2014

I was trudging through some work this morning, when I noticed a nearby school had listed a course’s pre-requisite as simply, “curiosity.”

I was feeling a bit grumpy before I noticed that, and it made me happy for the rest of the day.

The other cool thing that happened today was that I signed up for a sculpting class being offered on Tuesday evenings in the summer at the college where I work. Hopefully more people than just me will sign up for it. I am a bit worried at this point that it might get canceled since I’m currently the only person enrolled in it. Then again, silly to worry about it. If it gets canceled, I will try to find something else cool to take. And anyway, today was only the first day of open enrollment, so there’s still time for people to sign up.

What got me interested in sculpture was an event I attended last year with the local Yelp group. There was a gathering at an art studio in my neighborhood, and we got to throw pots, hand-build some things, and paint an ornament. I got added to their email list, and every time they send out an email blast for new classes, I get all excited. Then I see the price, which is a bit out of my range, and I simply delete the email. So when I saw the school where I work offers the class, I thought, “Oh, maybe I can just take it here, with free tuition.” Except it was only offered during the workday, until this upcoming summer session. If I get to do this thing, I suppose posts from art class are to be expected.

In the meantime, to bring this back to the original point that cheered me up this morning, I will be keeping myself curious, and continue to write, observe, and learn.

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