Questions Without Answers

Questions Without Answers was inspired by the ducks in the pond — not the ones pictured. Following my morning Tai Chi training, I chose a spot by the pond to meditate, rather than the forest where I usually go, and I sat watching them in silence.

As I sat in silence, the birds on the pond were busy being themselves, splashing around, making a variety of sounds, paddling, diving, and pruning themselves.

And there, in the duck pond, for all the world to see, was the mystery of life in all its glory. Why the hell did my son die of cancer? The same reason those ducks won’t be here in a decade or so (yes, they live that long!), the same reason I won’t be here, and ultimately, the same reason for everything–because.

Searching for answers is fruitless. When a toddler first asks the question “why”, it should be nipped in the bud. We need to figure out how to maintain a natural curiosity while accepting fully that it is what it is.

“Because” as an answer is absolute acceptance. It brings peace. Can you accept it as an answer?

Why are you here? Because.

Why are you reading this? Because.

Questions Without Answers

Humans know so little
Yet think they know so much.
Questions for every situation,
They try to number-crunch. 
Why are we here?
Who am I?
What is my purpose?
Why do we die?
Today, I learned the answer, 
And it was no answer at all. 
It's in the world around me,
And the trees that stand so tall. 
Nature has no yesterday,
Tomorrow, or next week;
Yet sets the time for all of us.
Such is her mystique. 
The birds and bees don't care
To know why they exist. 
Part of nature's pulse,
They care not to resist. 
Nature knows the answer,
But never says a word. 
The human mind can't grasp the truth.
The truth, it finds absurd.
You want to know the answer?
The truth that is and was? 
Here's the truth you need to hear:
Because. Because. Because. 

© Martin Morrison 2022 All Rights Reserved

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