If curiosity is the start of story building, appreciation is the next step. Once something has been identified as interesting or out of the ordinary, you need to appreciate it for more than the obvious. Appreciation is looking at something in a different light and then accepting it for more than what it’s perceived worth is. It is an expression of gratitude for a person, situation or object. If curiosity sparked my conversation with a complete stranger on the train, appreciation is what took it further.