A few weeks ago, as I was responding to my friend via email, my thoughts on her question, Is there a point?, my phone chimed alerting me to a new email in my inbox.
And there it was, an email about a hallway, lined with doors that were marked with either a Q or an A.
Questions or answers, which do you seek?
I was befuddled. Was the timing of the email purely coincidence?
Do things really happen for a reason?
I imagined myself in that very hallway standing between the two doors having to make a choice.
The Q and the A engraved onto the outsides, tracing the outline of the letters with my finger, feeling the weight of the wood and my decision.
I reach to touch the handle of the A door because everyone wants answers right?
With answers I think I would feel happy, full of comfort and understanding at last, right?
Maybe I would feel content or would I still be unsatisfied?
Then I stop, realizing there is a choice to make but why is there even a choice?
Q or A?
Answers fill you, Questions open you.(John Basil, Will Power)
It brought back a saying I remember hearing my parents say and that I’ve used a time or two in my lifetime,
“Don’t answer a question with a question”.
Why shouldn’t we?
Questions are good, without the answers to go with them they open us, they get us to explore our minds, our hearts, our soul.
When did I become so focused on wanting only answers?
Children go through a phase, where they are inquisitive and ask a hundred questions a day and when you answer them they immediately ask an even bigger question. They are an endless sea of questions.
Some where along the way our inquisitive nature gets overcome by our search for answers.
Do we already have the answers and it’s really all about asking the
Maybe it’s really about feeling satisfied at the end of the day.
Answers make us feel like we’ve accomplished something because it’s something marked with a period.
But perhaps asking questions can give us a similar feeling.
There is no end to them just a continued ever expanding hallway of doors and rooms beyond to explore.
Questions or answers?
Which door would you open?