The story goes that Akira Kurosawa, the most revered filmmaker of Japanese cinema, is doing press for one of his last films, Dreams, and is asked the following by a reporter:
“It must be so nice to be at the end of your career, having completed so many films, and know everything about cinema.”
“There’s a world of cinema that I’m unaware of.”
The master at the end of his career (he was 80), stressing how the journey is never complete.
Perhaps this is the reason Kurosawa was able to work so creatively and productively into his 70s and 80s. He never lost the childhood spark of imagination and discovery— was aware that the greatest gift we’re afforded as is our ability to learn and grow from new experiences.
There are worlds that we’re unaware of.