get your [Star Wars fanart] geek on!

I love Friday. The one day where the efforts of an entire week culminate into a celebration: two days off, YES!

Ahhhhh, it is a fantastic day indeed. Even better now that when I leave work at 17:30 EST, as of the past couple days, it’s no longer dark out! The end is near, and the long summer eves are slowly coming back into sight. Sure, by the time I get home, dusk has started to settle in. But this no longer seems to matter; the short days of winter are going, going, almost gone!

As we get ready to bid adieu to the infinite darkness (aka season of hibernation), I can’t help but feel the need to embrace my Dark Side. That, and I’m in a geeky little mood; I should be more vigilant in taking care of some matters of necessity, but I feel too seduced by art and creativity to spend my Friday night working (somewhat akin to how a Jedi may sometimes feel seduced by the dark side. Except my seductions are of an inspirational spirit, as opposed to an evil one).

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7 reasons why curiosity is integral.

They say that curiosity killed the cat, but when it comes to humans, I believe that curiosity is one of the things (along with integrity) that truly makes us thrive. My insatiable appetite for curiosity is innate; always intrigued by the world around me, my curious nature is what drives me. It certainly doesn’t hurt when you also have a thirst for knowledge!

Curiosity [kyoo r-ee-os-i-tee] is defined as “the desire to learn or know about anything; inquisitiveness.” Why then, is it so integral? Imagine a life without being curious. It would be quite boring, even stagnant, would it not? It is through a curious mind that we are able to reach the farthest corners of our imagination and bring it to life. It is through curiosity that we learn: about anything and everything possible, about each other, about ourselves.

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