Today is Day 18 of the March Slice of Life – the daily writing challenge hosted at Two Writing Teachers.
Q is for Questions
When I was very young, the questions I had were fairly easily answered:
Why is the sky blue?
Where does rain come from?
Why do birds lay eggs?
But as I grew up, some questions became much more difficult to find answers for:
Why are we here?
What is my purpose?
Why does God allow evil?
Why is there so much evil in the world?
When I turned 65, the questions I sought answers for when I was younger came back with a vengeance.
I still wonder about what my passion is. I feel stuck right now.
I wonder how many “good” years I have left. My mother’s first stroke was at 68. Do I need to worry?
I worry about my husband’s health. What can I do to help him? What is really wrong with his heart?
I worry about the future of our world. Why are politicians so stuck on budgets and cuts and not on making life better for the least of our citizens?
I wonder about belonging, about feeling on the outside looking in, about my place in the world. The questions are becoming more personal, deeper.
Faith, love and compassion all have a hand in my search for answers.