Based on a painting whose author I wasn't able to find. It reminded me of my grandfather who passed away 6 months ago. Even though he was forced to retire in his 40s, he continued working all his life, up until his body didn't let him. He was the hardest worker I've ever met.
It also reminded me of myself as a child, who would grab books from my parents' shelves and read about anything that peaked my curiosity. I remember being around 8 years old, opening an encyclopedia and spending hours reading about all sorts of topics, from dinossaurs to greek and norse mythology, to pirates, ships and animals. And so, for this challenge, I thought this would make an interesting entry, a sort of "feast for the mind".
Palette by Paperdomo101
Edit: Updated the preview animation. It was rather late when I uploaded the file, and skipped a frame by mistake.