Unanswered Questions

What is this “uneasiness” I’ve been feeling lately?

What am I doing differently at the moment, since the (unofficial) quarantine started? What is it that I miss? What do I think I need?

Is it possible that this “time out” is stirring something inside of me, causing me to reevaluate my priorities, reassess my goals, and—more importantly—think about my future? Or my present?

Is that, perhaps, what all of us are supposed to be doing right now?

I started asking myself questions because I can’t shake the feelings I’ve been having lately. I’m not going to label the emotions, or the moods—let’s just say that I’m not myself these days.

As I was writing down questions, I couldn’t help but see the similarities to child rearing—or discipline. Kids are put on a “time out” when they won’t stop misbehaving. Whether or not they take that time to think about what they’ve done… well… that’s another story.

Is that what we should be doing? Thinking about what we’ve done?

That’s a pretty wild assumption but I mean, honestly, when you REALLY think about it, isn’t it the most bizarre thing EVER to think (or realize) that the whole WORLD is on a time out? All around the globe, we’re all in the same predicament. For the most part. Has that ever happened before?

Have we been given this time out so we have time to think? About what? And of course… we have my favorite questions of all:

What can I learn from this? What is this experience teaching me?

I don’t know. I have plenty of questions and no answers. Yet. But it’s possible there WAS a takeaway today.

I really DID quiet myself.

Maybe being quiet is the start… the beginning of wisdom.

No walking today. Just some schoolwork… and the quiet.

Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay


  1. Janet
    This is precisely what has booted out of my complacency-few can tolerate silence-they don’t like being confronted with their own hypocrisy and likely get defensive and start blaming things people or outside circumstances for their discomfort. All will be well. Life here is temporary, we all have a soul that dwells within. I know I have gravitated to you because we’re of like minds and share in these ideas, but there really is nothing to be said or done about it. thank God we’re allowed to go and enjoy nature and people it’s quite entertaining

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    1. Hi Jeff! I agree that we’re of like minds! I see that having this time to be still and think, or just be, isn’t so bad. But I find myself getting anxious, like a dog chasing it’s own tail! I see it, acknowledge it, and can even be amused by it at times, but I’m ready to stop. πŸ™‚ Enjoying nature sounds really good right now. Hope all is well, enjoy the upcoming weekend!

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