One definition to Exploring is the purpose of discovery. To understand this better we have to look at what “discovery” can be. It can either be an act or an object. It can be you doing something new as well as it can be something new that you have found. This can be true for every adventure!
Speaking of adventures, we recently packed up our car and made a trip to Chinati Hot Springs. The whole trip was amazing! We visited places we have already enjoyed as well as others we had never been to before.
I remember hiking through an area in Chinati and experiencing the awesome terrain. Obviously fitting in with the concept of an “act” or doing something new. Then all the sudden the coolest thing happens. Sonja picks up a rock that doesn’t look like any of the other rocks. It was literally made up of fossils. Now we have found something new.. an “object”.
There were many times on this trip that we experienced new moments. Only every once and a while are we lucky enough to find new things. So how can we be sure that we find something new every time? Take a picture!
Every time you experience something new like a ground squirrel getting right next to your table or swimming in the hot spring, take a picture. Find a way to capture the moment. Now you have just taken that new moment and created an object to share with others and remind yourself to how it felt.
This is probably one of the reasons I enjoy taking photos underwater. The chance to share some of these moments with others is wonderful.
Most of all though, remember.. if it is new to YOU… then it is new PERIOD!!!
Often enough people can spoil others fun by dulling down the experience. You are all excited about this “new” moment for yourself; but someone else plays it down because they have already experienced it.
This can go both ways so if you have experienced it before, be excited for them and enjoy the moment with each other.
You never know, you may discover a new moment with each other while experiencing the same old moment separate 🙂