Day 2427: I’m curious about …

I’m curious about …

  • everything that’s happened to you since the last time I saw you,
  • how you’re doing in this moment (including thoughts, feelings, and body experience),
  • everything that you’re aware of that might be contributing to how you’re doing in this moment,
  •  how other people have been affecting you,
  •  how you’ve been affecting other people,
  • how the weather’s been affecting you,
  • how the news has been affecting you,
  • how you would introduce yourself to somebody who is meeting you for the first time, and
  • what you’re curious about.

If you’re curious about my Coping and Healing groups, I introduce the check-in portion of the group by saying what I’m curious about.  What I’m curious about often includes the curious list above.  Because I don’t want my curiosity to be too important, I always conclude my list of curiosity with this:

Feel free to ignore everything I just said, because it’s YOUR check-in.

I’m curious about this:  even people who have been coming to the group for years often smile at that line.

I’m curious about how these photos affect you:

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I’m curious about whether you’ve heard the song “Curious” by Midnight Star.

 

I am curious about what you would say in a comment below, but feel free to ignore everything I’ve just said, because it’s your comment.

Thanks to all who helped me create this curious post and — of course! — thanks to YOU.

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28 thoughts on “Day 2427: I’m curious about …

  1. You’re curious about so much 🙂

  2. I love the magic wand, the possibilities are endless. and the pasta, because pasta.

  3. Great idea!!

    On Fri, Jul 19, 2019 at 6:33 AM The Year(s) of Living Non-Judgmentally wrote:

    > Ann Koplow posted: “I’m curious about … everything that’s happened to > you since the last time I saw you, how you’re doing in this moment > (including thoughts, feelings, and body experience), everything that you’re > aware of that might be contributing to how you” >

  4. Googling ‘curious’ for inspiration, I came across this forgotten post https://derrickjknight.com/2017/09/23/the-curious-incident-of-the-dog-in-the-sidecar/

  5. I am happy that tomorrow is Saturday, Ann. I need some R and R as the saying goes, from a very warm week indeed. Also, a lunch is planned with a dear friend for Karen and I. Ahhhhhhhh.

  6. It is good to be curious- did you ever hear of Mystery Doug? He is a science geek we watch in our classroom- and his catch phrase is Stay Curious. Makes us more interesting people I think

  7. spartacus2030

    Oh hi there! Happy to make with your acquaintance!

  8. As soon as I read the title I was curious about what you’re curious about. I’ve noticed that another person’s interest in something I might have thought I wasn’t interested in, or that I might not have thought about, can make it fascinating. I’m also very curious about what’s in your linguine.

    • I am curious about what you’re curious about, Chris, and I’ll tell you that there were regular meatballs and vegetarian meatballs in that linguine.

  9. I am in Snohomish County, WA, on my way to visit my one month old grandbaby. Thank you for your curiosity!

  10. “Curiosity has its own reason for existing” (Albert Einstein), have a nice weekend Ann!!!

  11. puella33

    I’m not sure if it’s curiosity, or if it’s caring enough to act upon- if we’re able and capable . I could be wrong, I would like your input.. I think curiosity is more out of pettiness-things to “gossip”, which at times can be hurtful instead of beneficial

    • Gossip can definitely be hurtful. However, approaching someone with a respectful curiosity — an authentic interest in understanding the other person better — can be very helpful.

      • puella33

        True, But you care enough to have that authentic interest.

  12. Pingback: Day 2428: The Heat is On | The Year(s) of Living Non-Judgmentally

  13. wish there was enough time
    for all these curiosities 🙂

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