Questions are piling up over here, with very few answers. Isn’t that life? And maybe that is the point: we are meant to reflect, to ponder, to search, to explore.
As a teacher, the emphasis was on inquisition: teaching children to think beyond the obvious, find the tools to research deeper. In this ever-increasing digital age, we want to ensure that students are equipped with the resources and discernment to recognize that you can’t take everything at face value, that ignorance is our enemy, that we must keep asking – even if the answers are elusive.
This week the focus has been on the unanswerable, and while we have acknowledged that answers aren’t always at hand, our combined efforts have inspired thought and hope. Here is what I have gained from your input this week:
“…how can people do/ Horrific reprehensible evil to others….” asks Abandoned Amenities, a question relevant to current world affairs.
“the answer is there, but it’s not,” Paul writes: “certain uncertainty”. (parallax)
“As time passes, the answers thin out.” (one letter UP)
“As long as the sun rises/ The unknowable is the way…” Olga offers
(Stuff and what if…)
“the quest is joyful / paradoxically sound” from wonkywizard
“interconnectedness gone with ignorant winds” Reena Saxena
“if even for a moment…” Heather sparks wonder (Sgeoil)
“Spring/ are you / there waiting?” Hélène asks a question close to all our hearts (Willow Poetry).
“Unplugged and broken” – Ken’s respond made me laugh. (Pictures without film.)
“…how and who?” asks Proscenium. Tongue-in-cheek, of course.
“How long will I live?” asks Antonia, a question most dare not voice.
(Antonia Sara Zenkevitch)
Thank you all for your thoughts, and for making my week.
(Featured image is from my personal collection and asks the question: How long before our disregard for the environment destroys us?)
See you tomorrow for a new challenge.