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Had I Gone Looking

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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

A Tonic of Curiosity

Groucho Marx nose and glasses“It’s a contention of my father’s—believing as he does that those who miss the journey miss about all they’re going to get—that people become what they pay attention to. Our observations and curiosity, they make and remake us.

“Maybe a tonic of curiosity would counter my numbing sense that life inevitably creeps toward the absurd.”
−William Least Heat-Moon