I have a confession. I buy too many books. What could be the cause of this obsession?
If I hear an author interview, listen to a podcast, talk to a colleague or take one of the oodles of book recommendations from my friends in book clubs and professional colleagues, I am prompted to buy the book, read the article, attend an event, watch the documentary and ask a few more questions. I love seeing the interconnectedness of ideas across industries and disciplines.
I think my obsession started with childhood questions: .Why is the sky blue? Why can’t I see my ears? Where does the water go after it goes down the drain? Why do you cry when you are happy?
I attribute my radar for recommended reading and interest in interconnectedness to my sense of curiosity. Even with my eagerness to learn, my capacity as an adult pales in comparison to what our young people are eagerly absorbing on a daily basis through the creative activities, experiments and exercises inside our classrooms, on our performance stages and across the acres of land in our school district.
After a summer of unstructured exploration and adventures far from home or maybe in a backyard with a garden hose, a mountain of dirt and an adventurous neighborhood friend, I am certain the superpowers are fully charged and ready for action. I am curious to read the next chapter, aren’t you?