LET'S BE INTREPID

 The mountains of Austria near Werfen.

CURIOSITY

OVER MOUNTAIN AND UNDER MOUNTAIN

Curiously enough, the only thing that went through the mind of the bowl of petunias as it fell was Oh no, not again. Many people have speculated that if they knew exactly why the bowl of petunias had thought that we would know a lot more about the nature of the Universe than we do now.
— DOUGLAS ADAMS - HITCHIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY

Standing a meter and sixty centimeters above the soil, I am able to survey a wide range - my sight moves beyond the immediate. 

Some scientists have pointed to our height, in an effort to explain our natural curiosity as humans. Because we see further, we wish to go further. Others point to the inner workings of our brains. Whatever the cause, humans have always been an intrepid bunch; crossing ice bridges, venturing to the outer extremes of our planet - those rivers, glaciers, poles, mountains and seas. We explore the inner world too, the world of cells and atoms, the world of the mind and the psyche. We are naturally curious. 

 Climbing a mountain trail near Werfen, Austria- being intrepid.
 Mountains and birds and sky.
 Oliver on a sketchy mountain trail, in a silhouette
 Ice caves Eisriesenwelt near Werfen in Austria - the entrance to the caves in the mountains
 Eisriesenwelt ice caves - blue ice under the mountains of Austria.
Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.
— T. S. ELIOT