In the book Their Eyes Were Watching God author Zora Neale Hurston writes there were years that ask questions and years that answer.
Besides being a sentence that made me jolt to a stop and ponder, it’s a great way to frame the new year. Which will it be for you?
Which worldview will broaden your horizons and bring you closer to the edge. The edge of curiousity, of wonder, of exploring ‘other’ (no matter how bravely or cautiously)?
And which worldview will narrow your perspective, reinforcing what you know to be right and true to the exclusion of all other?
Which worldview will quietly or boldly ask questions? Questions that wrap their curlicue tail around your noggin, leading you to an expanded view, where exclamation marks crackle and pop like a kid’s cereal, leading to new answers and even more questions.
And which worldview will dampen curiousity, stomping on questions, content with the known, the comfortable, the same, the safe?
I wish for you a year with insightful questions and temporary answers.