For people with a passion for learning
“Remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious. And however difficult life may seem there is always something you can do and succeed at. It matters that you don’t just give up.” – Stephen Hawking
To be curious is to have a desire to learn, to be inquisitive. It can also mean something that is rare or unusual, odd or strange.
Infinite Curiosity is my curiosity scrapbook. It is where I keep the things that have attracted my interest or concerned me, however random and unconnected they might seem, however bizarre or odd.
I was recently given the Wellcome Collection’s ‘Guide for the incurably curious’ and in it the stories of the collection are beautifully illustrated. Henry Wellcome liked to recall how, as a very young child, he had found what his father explained was an ancient stone arrowhead, an example of a technology more important to its makers than the telegraph and the steam engines of his day. That inspired his imagination – and it also taught him how to use an object to tell a story. I hope with Infinite Curiosity I will both express my curiosity and tell a few good stories on the way.