Monday, April 19, 2010

Curiosity Killed The

When I was a little girl I used to wish I was a cat.  They lead such an ideal life.  I remember I used to watch them, napping in the sunshine, stretching without a care in the world, strolling over to their Fancy Feast, having an indifferent nibble, then wandering around looking for the next most cozy spot.  Who wouldn't want that life?  Then I learned that curiosity killed the cat, and I suppose now that it is a good thing I am not a cat.  Since I am constantly curious about things, and always wishing I knew more than I do.

Here are some of the things I am curious about, and please, if you know the answer, let me know!!

 - Who eats jam on their fish?
 -  Where do critters go in the winter? (Rabbits, squirrels, ants, bees, cockroaches, etc.)
 - Where did weather begin? (I mean, there must have been a first raindrop, and where did that land? What leaf on which tree was the first to feel the wind move past?)
 - What was Adam's first thought in his new body?
 - What is Hallie thinking as she carefully moves piles of dirt from this side of the yard, to that one?
 - What is Hanna thinking when she giggles up at me, leaning over her crib?
 - How does a bird make a nest?  And who taught them how to?
 - The very first time money was used in a culture instead of bartering, how did they decide how many of those new coins bread was worth?
 -  How do salmon know which river to go back to?
 - How many people died before the hunting/gathering peoples figured out which mushrooms and berries were safe, and which were absolutely not?

Hmm, I sincerely hope that someone knows an answer to at least one of these questions.  But if not, that's ok too.  Until I know the answers, I'll just keep looking out my window, being grateful I'm not actually a cat.


  1. I used to wish I was a cat, too! So many warm naps. Sigh. Although, I guess you and I both wanted to be pet cats. Street cats probably have a pretty harsh life.

    All good questions. I have no answers for you. I'm trying to think of some more questions for you though. I can't remember any of mine right now, but when I do, I'll share them and give you a few more reasons to be glad you're not a cat. ;)

  2. ooOOOOoo and your blog background is GORGEOUS!

  3. "How do salmon know where their home is when they return from the ocean?

    We think they can tell directions in the ocean by the earth's magnetic field acting like a compass. When they find the river they came from they start using smell to find their way back to their home stream. They build their "smell memory-bank" when they start migrating to the ocean as young fish."


  4. So, if I understand that correctly, fish can detect the earth's magnetic field? Things just get curiouser and curiouser!!

  5. Your last one is a familiar one for me! haha. I always wonder about the fruit/plants/etc. And, how they new that mushy goodness was inside that yellow peel....

  6. Animals go in their holes (or tree trunks) for the winter. I learned this when I was little and we had a book about a mouse (or something) who woke up during the winter and went out in the snow.