Dear Curiosity Journal,

A recent conversation about applying biomimicry to social work has kindled my curiosity. How could we imitate nature to solve social problems? It’s an intriguing question which elicited a distinct lens during my daily hike to the maple stand. I found myself zooming in on patterns, seeking the innate wisdom of evolution, and exploring designs which have stood the test of time. Perhaps the most famous example of biomimicry is the invention of Velcro, conceived from the intelligence of the burdock. Does the Velcro of humanity lie in Mother Nature’s bosom? Does she hold the secrets to bring us back together? I continue to seek and hold more questions than answers.