What does your curiosity ask?

Inquiry by Tamara Magnitsky
Inquiry by Tamara Magnitsky


A trip to an aquarium is bound to get the Inquiry juices flowing! Tamara captures it beautifully in this photo that asks more questions than it answers. Look how big! How can they swim? They don’t even look real. It must be magic… I just love the wonder each thought carries as one tiptoes in worlds not normally seen.

My daughter also does this sort of thing in our yard, under a bush or rock, behind a leaf she discovers the worlds of bugs, rollie-pollies and snails. In the sky she sees birds, clouds, planets and stars. Every turn provides a new discovery and I just love to watch her curiosity grow.

January wonders:


What does your curiosity ask?

by January Handl


Curiosity killed the cat,

but satisfaction brought him back…


What does your curiosity ask?

Where does your wonder lead you?

What line of inquiry will lean toward

the truth,

and when do facts get in the way of

your deepest knowing?


Today I recall that all

answers lie within,

and the greatest teachers

I have ever known

left me deep lessons

with tantalizing, lingering feelings like

I am just remembering something

long forgotten…


Today I am knowing

that when I am knowing

I may not be leaving room

for the growing edge

that keeps me engaged

interested and alive…


Beautiful mind/heart meanderings

unknowing, unlearnings, un-doings

open space for

truer understandings



more questions

more answers

more questions

points upon the circular nature

of our unfolding

into the wholeness

of this existence

Yes, answers and questions unfolding all around!

Welcome to Inquiry week!

INQUIRY – a seeking or request for truth, information, or knowledge; study, scrutiny, exploration.

This is the week to get your curiosity flowing. What have you always wanted to learn? What do you enjoy talking and musing on? What oddities delight, what information do you seek? What would you like to discover?

Tell me, what does your curiosity ask?


Tamara and January are here each Monday to help set the mood for the week!

Tamara Magnitsky

Tamara Magnitsky, a child of the wild blue yonder,
has been an ardent student and advocate for poetry, photography and excellence in general.
She is the mother of a 6 year old daughter and a beloved wife.
She can be found most days.

Bio written by Cary Brosius ~Tamara’s husband  🙂


January Handl

January Handl is first and always a mother, has been a preschool teacher and parent educator for 25 years. She is currently the Director/head teacher at Gazebo Park School, and lives at Esalen Institute in Big Sur. She lives simply in awe of existence.

She calls her photo “hot tub bliss”  🙂

2 thoughts on “What does your curiosity ask?

  1. I LOVE this question!

    I was born with a curious mind and have always loved to ask questions – it’s a never-ending quest to find the “more” out there.

    This past weekend, I went hiking and along the way kept coming across something I had never seen before. It looked like a group crysallis with hundreds of caterpillars crawling in and around a silk structure. I spent the entire hike fascinated by this … could hardly wait to come home and research it!

    I feel grateful that we have such easy access to information. If I wonder something random like “What do ladybugs eat?”, I can find the answer almost instantaneously!

    Now I’m curious to know what other people get curious about…. 🙂

    • Kathy says:

      Janet, thank you so much for stopping by… and for getting me curious about those caterpillars too!! Where were you… what were they?!

      I’m also curious what other people get curious about too! In fact I will ask that very thing over on our facebook page tomorrow!!

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