Exploration is curiosity in action. It has no limitations. Exploration desires us to become familiar with our surroundings. It even encourages us to know and thrive in the environment in which we spend the majority of our time. Exploration bestows upon us the gift of marvel and proficiency.
As we are still gathering our bearings in this new city, we decided to make a day using only public transit, our bicycles, and our able bodies to discover more of the metropolitan area in which we now consider our community. We learn that the bus will take us to the train station in less than ten minutes and from there, we can take the train to the end of the line in approximately two hours. Once we learn this, we set our destination to Provo, Utah.
What makes exploration so incredibly brilliant is that there is neither direction nor written rule that must be followed. Exploration is up for interpretation. Exploration is not just set aside for the privileged. It belongs to every human sprit. As long as it is approached responsibly, it is yours to mold and covet.
“In wisdom gathered over time I have found that every experience is a form of exploration.”
“We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.”
“Nothing is so dangerous to the progress of the human mind than to assume that our views of science are ultimate, that there are no mysteries in nature, that our triumphs are complete and that there are no new worlds to conquer.”
Life outside is not limited to the great outdoors. It is the challenge to fathom the unfathomable. It is the task to find comfort in something that may not be considered comfortable. Exploration can be used to connect as well as reconnect.
Until we meet again,