Continue to Question

Inquiry is a trait teachers hope to instil in students – the ability to not just take for granted that which they have been taught, but the curiosity to question evidence, and to research beyond what is given.

Questions form the basis of a reflective life.

This week’s challenge was to think about the questions we ask, and the responses were diverse, demonstrating that there is no limit to what we might ponder.

My thoughts wandered to ‘what ifs’ and the road taken, as well as the mother’s role.

Kripi questioned the  purpose of existence and suggested a communal approach to understanding.  This is Kripi’s first visit here, and I hope not the last.

Proscenium, the irreverent (yes I’ve typecast you now), asked questions that I’ve actually expressed when driving past opulence.

Olga, from Stuff and What If... posed philosophical questions, reminding us that fear must always be balanced with appreciation for what is.

We Wander..We Wonder also joined us this week with a question of what becomes of us and the world we know – something I ponder often, as evidenced in my work.

Sgoeil asked “Why as adults/ do we lose our/ sense of inquiry?” a question we should challenge often if we are to keep our minds and spirits renewed.

Thank you, all, for participating.  The challenge is always open, and just this week I received a new contribution to last week’s challenge: personification.  Heaven’s Sunshine sent in an excellent photo and caption depicting the theme.

See you tomorrow for a new challenge.

(Featured Image is from my personal collection and depicts my two-year-old granddaughter asking an important question:  Is it safe?  The subject of fear was a toad who had suddenly appeared.)

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Permission to write, paint, and imagine are the gifts I gave myself when chronic illness hit - a fair exchange: being for doing. Relevance is an attitude. Humour essential.

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