Have patience with everything that remains unsolved in your heart. Try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books written in a foreign language. Do not now look for the answers. They cannot now be given to you because you could not live them. It is a question of experiencing everything. At present you need to live the question. Perhaps you will gradually, without even noticing it, find yourself experiencing the answer, some distant day. ― Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet
I like to ask questions because it helps me understand, be more empathetic, and make decisions. Throughout this pandemic I’ve often felt overwhelmed by others and the endless answers, dangerous assumptions, and rampant judgement employed by certain segments of society. I do not live for or write about answers. Maybe it’s the dreamer in me, but questions are much more fun, allow and encourage exploration, and invite opportunities and optimism to collide and coexist.
As we begin a new month, I hope you ask yourself what you’re doing to make the best of the situation. I am eager to see you live in the murkiness while understanding there’s still meaning and magic in deep water. Like Rilke writes, “…you need to live the question.”