Observations and Curiosity

sycamore tree

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Had I gone looking for some particular place rather than any place, I’d have never found this spring under the sycamores. Since leaving home, I felt for the first time at rest. Sitting full in the moment, I practiced on the god-awful difficulty of just paying attention. It’s a contention of my father’s—believing as he does that anyone who misses the journey misses about all he’s going to get—that people become what they pay attention to. Our observations and curiosity, they make and remake us.

William Least Heat Moon

4 thoughts on “Observations and Curiosity

  1. Deborah Kauffman Miller

    Oh oh oh and thank you yet again. William Least Heat Moon, fellow Kansan, has long been on my list of beloved authors. This very thought about the simple act of paying attention is the inspiration behind my nature blog, backyardspectator.blogspot.com
    Have you also read his book, Prairie Earth? It’s a beauty.

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