A couple of weeks ago I went to listen to a lecture by Brent McGregor, a photographer and ice cave explorer who has done significant work on Oregon’s Mt. Hood. I expected to learn a lot about ice caves on Mt. Hood, which I did, but I was surprised by what, for me, was the biggest take-away from his talk.
His lecture was extremely interesting, and the pictures and video he presented were breathtaking. What was most interesting to me however was that Brent came to ice-caving later in life, and has been able to have significant impact on ice cave research and exploration in such relatively short time.
This encourages me, because I’m reminded that no matter our age, we still have the capacity to be curious and interested in new things. We also have the ability, and privilege, to pursue those things that interest us.
Fortunately, there is no age where we are no longer allowed to be curious or interested. The only limits to our curiosity are the ones we place upon ourselves.
Go out and be curious.