Curiosity (often spelled curiousity) is defined in the dictionary as:
1. an eager desire to know; inquisitiveness
a. the quality of being curious; strangeness
b. (as modifier): the ring had curiosity value only.
3. something strange or fascinating
4. a rare or strange object; curio
The majority of inquiries that lead seekers to this site is the question: What is a gypsy soul?
That question in itself defines a part of what goes to defining a gypsy soul. If you take a look at tattoos of Gypsy women, they are often staring longingly to the heavens. I have often tied this to the desire to be somewhere else, which is true, but it also depicts a thirst for knowledge, a quest for more and a longing for a connection to like individuals.
The desire to know more and be infinitely curious is with us as soon as we are born, but there are those who never lose that thirst for more knowledge. So along with loving to wander is the inclination to wonder, to question and to learn.
I have addressed this subject before and will again. This site is not about the history or the Romany culture. It is about what has come to be a term widely used for a certain segment of the population who long to explore, and often question things and as well have an unsatisfiable need to know more. Those who have a combination of intuition, a longing to travel the proverbial seven seas whether in mind, spirit or body and have a tendency to want to know more and more and more about the world and its people own a gypsy soul.
I have come across many self-professed gypsies. One of the common grounds is a distinct need to find out what they can learn about the world around them and how they can use it to amplify their senses and improve themselves, feed their aching souls and educate their questioning minds. Of course, they will often look the part and it can be as small as a feather in their hair, a tattoo on their ankle, a placed beauty mark on their cheek and of course the ‘bohemian’ look somewhere on their person.
There are other criteria. I will get to each segment in due time; such as the ability to recognize another ‘gypsy’, a tendency toward being a free spirit, a certain way of dressing, and one of the least expected things; the ability to rock a party or hug the walls.
In the meantime, be assured that by Googling ‘what is a gypsy soul?’ there is a good chance you possess one. Now it is only a matter of expanding your personal awareness, welcoming those quirks and embracing the loveliness of your own unique soul.
“The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.” Albert Einstein
Lesley Fletcher is a writer (freelance, books, content, lyrics,stage plays) as well as a visual artist specializing in monoprints. To learn more about her please visit the tabs here on WordPress or her website at http://www.LesleyFletcher.com
This blog is an accompaniment to her book 5 PILLARS OF THE GYPSY and a starting ground for her next books.
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