"Curiosity is insubordination in its purest form."
- Vladimir Nabokov
I am rereading Reading Lolita in Tehran for the first time in a few years and came across this quote once again, which is just astounding. I love how it almost politicizes a very arty, imaginative thing like curiosity. To be curious is to go against the status quo, to challenge, to poke holes in the tapestry that covers us and find the light. Lovely.
This week I was not chosen for a journalism summer program that I really wanted. The failure is not a terrible blow to me as I do not have the journalism experience they were looking for. They gave one of those, "You don't need that experience, but we heavily lean towards candidates with it." What can you do? I tried and will try again.
But on another note, I got a contractual job for an educational publishing company, which is wonderful. It is not easy to get freelance writing work - everyone wants something different, some don't want to pay very much, etc. - so this is a stroke of luck for me.