Symbols of Curiosity

Its interesting how, through some unspoken, cultural/social agreement, objects come to symbolize more complex concepts than the function they serve or the stuff they are made of. We attach feelings and sensations we experience when we are doing whatever we do when we utilize objects, so then the object comes to represent the wholeness of that experience. This is how a telescope becomes more than a series of mirrors and glass inside a tube. A telescope, a magnifying glass, both objects that help us know more about our world than we can witness on our own. How interesting it also is that these tools that signify curiosity are primarily used by a single sense: sight. But how many other ways there are to exercise curiosity and to learn than just by looking?!