Have you ever went into an antique or vintage shop and found something that seemed so cool but you had NO idea what it was? This has happened to me more times than I can count.
Rather than asking the shop owner right away “What is this?”or pulling out my phone to search it [via internet] there were times I would just go for minutes guessing what it could be. I am sure on many occasions people must have thought…what a strange girl – as I would be either staring at the item rather blankly for a while or be smirking/giggling to myself.
There is so much to know about our past and the objects which define it – that it’s honestly quite difficult to really know it all.
I realized tonight that it is not exciting to “know it all” and that half the fun is just imagining what something was once used for, where it once belonged and who it belonged to.
“The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion that stands at the cradle of true art and true science. Whoever does not know it and can no longer wonder, no longer marvel, is as good as dead, and his eyes are dimmed.”
Oh yes, I am quite into this and will keep you posted on my real life curiosity shop adventures. They are are just that – for the curious.
I hope you have an evening full of mystery & curiosity.
(P.S I saw a few versions of the famous quote above kicking around but chose the one you see)