Trying to Change the Questions

When you are trying to change the questions,

you have to realize that many people are quite

resistant to such a change.

They like the answers they have.

Stanley Hauerwas

 

Q&A

Answers,

boxes of questions

cornered.

What to do and not,

each easily rising

to a reason d’etre

until change comes

creeping in fury.

Storms free questions

in less than a night hour,

hollow howls of hundreds

of years from thousands.

To root in sand and red clay is

to sway until the ground

gives way.

 

Each storm bigger than the

belief in a 6000-year-old earth

with dinosaurs boarding an ark.

A way of life feeding Nature,

her answer written on the wind

 

Questions are how

we survive our thinking,

picking up a piece here and there

of what we once believed.

 

What if we left the pieces broken?

Brimming with story, no longer confined

as answer, they live to tell.

Why make them into what they are not?

It never holds forever, Answer.

 

Questions,

Not one dark corner will they not reveal,

Nor rubble will they not clear.

Revelation, the stuff of storms,

Relief.

Aim for Even posts offer equanimity a dose at a time. No day or dose is ever the same, even if the aim is. You may read about the origins of Aim for Even here or on this site’s About page.

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