“You gotta make your own kind of music, sing your own special song, make your own kind of music even if nobody else sings along”. Make your own kind of music – The mamas and the papas.
What other characteristic could describe better a human being that curiosity? Since we are born we start exploring everything that surrounds us: first trying to taste everything we can grasp, afterwards just walking in every possible direction without thinking on the risks… Even as adults we try to conquer new places, stepping on the moon or exploring Mars. And this has been like this since our species appeared.
We are fascinated by the unknown, and this fascination is the seed of opening new paths where no one was before. Sometimes they are physical, sometimes the paths are new inventions. And sometimes a new path is not fearing to do something we have never done before. Risking improving our lives doing something in a different way, something completely new, or just forgetting something that we have been carrying with us stubbornly for more time than necessary.
Surf in the “web of the motivation and self-help” for a while and soon you will read: “When was the last time you did something for the first time?”. And although in desperate moments is hard to get out and explore, we must be alert to start doing it once the first rays of dawn appear, and not taking the easy path of remaining comfortably sleeping for “five more minutes” until noon.
At the end, we all walk to a crossroad: the one of the known comfort in the reign of fear, where we know we will be protected of any risk, or the one of the discovery, reigned by curiosity, where we might get hurt again, but also where we might discover something new, something better… the kind of thing we feel we lack in our lives.
Starting a new path requires giving a first step. And even if the entire path turns out to be difficult, usually the hardest point is overcoming the fear to that first step. Because once you start walking into something new, solving the problems can be even enjoyable.
So… why not risking?
Place: Estany de Banyoles
Speed: 1/200 s.
Focal: 24 mm