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Who What When Where Why (and How): #atozchallenge for April 27, 2017

Slices of An Unschooling Life Theme Reveal Post

Today’s Poetry Type:

Wrapped Refrain

 

Who, what, and when these questions are….

Who, what, and when, where, how, and why?

Ask these questions; reach for the sky.

For the inquisitive mind

ever ready to seek and find

among life’s many riddles answers well hidden

the knowledge of where, how, and why; who, what, and when?

 

Or perhaps we will never know

And wonder will expand and grow

Igniting imagination

A brilliant new conflagration

Will we end another day searching, confounded still?

Failing to grasp heart’s desire – or perhaps we will.

 

These questions are a beginning

To make the workings of mind sing

The answers matter so much less

Than willingness to take a guess

Follow intuition, reach for the furthest star.

Impetus becoming more than these questions are.

How does a boy get to the top of a rope ladder to ring a bell? 8 year old Miah figures it out at the Sterling Renaissance Festival, Sterling, NY.
How does a boy get to the top of a rope ladder to ring a bell? 8 year old Miah figures it out at the Sterling Renaissance Festival, Sterling, NY.

So often, it all begins with a question. Questions open the mind to possibilities, to wonder, to potential avenues to learning something new.

Questions ignite the mind and the imagination. Questions give us a path to engagement and conversation. The “what ifs” of life are in the questions. Innovations begin with asking if there’s a better way, or a new way, to do something.

  • Can we get there from here?

  • How long will it take?

  • Where will we stay?

  • What will we do when we get there?

  • Why should we go?

  • Whom should we go with?

Questions can be simple:

  • Can I have a hug?

  • Would you like to come with me?

  • Want to watch this video I found?

  • Have you heard about….?

What makes crocuses bloom so early? How do they know when to sprout? 
What makes crocuses bloom so early? How do they know when to sprout? 

Questions  can be complex:

  • Why did our brother die as a baby?

  • Do you think there’s a heaven?

  • Is world peace possible?

Some are just silly:

  • Are you an armadillo?

  • Can I eat your arm?

But every question contains potential that goes beyond the simple answers, and leads to….?

If you have children, how do you answer their questions?

How do you answer your own?

What are you questioning right now, as you read this?

Do you want more questing, quiet, or questioning Q posts? A quick trip to the Blogging From A-Z April Challenge will surely quell your longings! Click here, or on the icon below!

You can X today off your calendar, but you’ll need to pop back here tomorrow if you want to know what an unschooling mom does with the Dreaded Letter X!

Author:

I am myself. I own my life, and live with three other people who own theirs. My intention is to do only those things that bring me joy, and to give myself wholly to those things I do. Writing has been my passion throughout my life, and this will become the home for my writing life...because it brings me great joy!

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