CURIOSITY VS NOSTALGIA

curiosity

 

Science?  It’s of little concern to me, I don’t know much, and I don’t care much.  However, I want to use a Gene Pitney quote, so I set about to see when Einstein lived – just the years, please.  On to google I go.  Einstein, born 1879, died 1955. My eye caught a phrase regarding Einstein’s tribute to Isaac Newton.  Hum, Isaac Newton, I wonder when he lived.  On to google.  On my way, I see Einstein’s tribute to Ghandi.  – Hold it right there – I’m on my way to Newton. Google to Newton.  “. . .when we recall that before Newton there was no comprehensive system of physical causality which . . .”  – Back to this post. – Oh, I forgot, I want to see about. Ghandi.  Back to Google.  Einstein’s tribute to Ghandi. “I believe that Gandhi’s views were the most enlightened of all the political men in our time.” . . . . 

Did you notice that in that long paragraph above, I said I wanted to use a Gene Pitney quote and I wanted to know when he lived?  How in the world did I get from that to Einstein to Newton, to Ghandi?  It was because I wanted to find out about Gene Pitney.  -Hold it again. –  Am I sure I’m not confused? Nope I’m not confused, I’m just giving you a picture of my curiosity quotient.

Why discuss my curiosity quotient?  Because Gene Pitney said, “. . .one generation is driven by nostalgia, the other by curiosity. . .”  Readers, you know I love nostalgia but I’m a bit offended that he believed those of us who love nostalgia are stagnant, unmoved by curiosity!  (By the way, he was a Rock and Roller born February 17, 1940, died April 5, 2005.)  – I wonder when he released “24 Hours from Tulsa.”  – To Google.  -No, Oneta, stop it, it doesn’t make any difference.  But, want to know.  – I didn’t go to google, I went to ask.com.  But it was 1963.

Nostalgic?  History, inventions, schools, churches, and gas stations –  records, ancestors and descendants; stories, written and oral; photographs, loose and albums; friends, living and dead.  Yes, I am nostalgic.

Curious?  Pitney, Einstein, Newton, Ghandi; the “information” highway; Ask.com and Google.com.  Yes, I am curious.

AND NO WONDER I GET BEHIND ON MY WRITING COURSES!

About oneta hayes

ABOUT ME Hello. To various folks I am Neat’nee, Mom, Grandma Neta, Gramma, Aunt Neta, Aunt Noni, Aunt Neno, and Aunt Neto (lots of varieties from little nieces and nephews). To some I’m more like “Didn’t you used to be my teacher?” or “Don’t I know you from someplace?” To you, perhaps, I am a Fellow Blogger. Not “fellow” like a male or a guy, but “fellow” like a companion or an adventurer. I would choose to be Grandma Blogger, and have you pull up a chair, my website before you, while I tell you of some days of yore. I have experienced life much differently than most of you. It was and is a good life. I hope to share nuggets of appreciation for those who have gone before me and those who come after me. By necessity you are among those who come after me and I will tell you of those who came before. Once upon a time in a little house on a prairie - oops, change that lest I commit plagiarism - and change that “house on the prairie” to “dugout on the prairie.” So my story begins...
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4 Responses to CURIOSITY VS NOSTALGIA

  1. Dawn Marie says:

    I love your sense of exploration and “wonder!” And the added giggles you bring keep me coming back for more!

  2. oneta hayes says:

    Thanks, dear, you are a delight to follow – and to have as a follower! My next blog will be serious but you will love it. Jehovah-shalom, My Peace. At least I’m hoping to get it done today. How much we need the Prince of Peace in these times – at all times really.

  3. Faye says:

    Finally I got around to reading this blog. I had tagged it earlier in the week. Love the way you expressed it. Yes nostalgia is WONDERFUL. Thirsting for knowledge and remaining curious for info is a great gift. I admire your tenacity. That’s possibly why I have little or no time for writing comps and courses these days. Too busy writing. Also researching and learning about ‘other faiths’ confirms absolutely that the Christian faith is the HOPE for mankind. The Q’uran is difficult to read but how anyone can claim it is not a distortion of TRUTH amazes me. Surely no Shalom Peace in it either. Thank you for your blogs.

  4. oneta hayes says:

    I just wrote a blog called Jehovah-Shalom, My Comfort/Peace which I will publish tomorrow. Also posted chapter from my thesis on this subject. I hope you will have time to read them. You have been diligent with your daily inspirational posts. I catch most of them. In fact I have set as a goal to use your subject and comments during my daily devotion time. Haven’t been too successful but I think it is a worthy goal. Thanks for keeping up with me.

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