one month.
{reverb10 – revisited}


One month into 2011, what question(s) are you living?


One month into the new year and pretty much all I have are questions. Questions and questions that fall from my shoulders
all throughout the day, until I end up with a little pile at my feet.

When they get to be too much, I kick them away under the desk, under the bed, out of sight, but the next day, before I’m even finished with my first cup of tea, a new pile starts to form.

Sometimes I try to pull one out, thinking I can find an answer. But they are like pick-up sticks, it’s hard to move one without upsetting the whole pile, and then they’re all going to start rolling around and it will be a big mess all over again. So mostly I just let them be.

Because, of course, some of them are perfectly good questions.

And even when I figure out the answer to one and it dissolves away into dust (you know that’s where dust bunnies come from, right?),
a new one crops up to take its place. Sometimes two new ones.
They multiply like bunnies, too.

But really, that’s okay, because I don’t live the questions…

I live the answers.


{reverb10} check it out here
_One month into 2011, what question(s) are you living? Are there any
prompts/questions that arose during #reverb10 that are still resonating in

your life? Are you living new questions?

11 Responses to “one month.
{reverb10 – revisited}

  • Debi Says:

    you know, just when i think you can’t write anything better than what you just wrote, you do. again. “But they are like pick-up sticks, it’s hard to move one without upsetting the whole pile.” inspired & inspiring. and i am loving the bunny.

    here’s to living the answers!

  • sooz Says:

    Very fun. I love your brevity. Sweet. Love the images of them falling to the floor around your feet and turning into dustbunnies … : ]

  • Nana Says:

    oh how I love the green in this picture 🙂

  • Rudri @ Being Rudri Says:

    I’m over from Never True-Tales. Great reminder. Sometimes we are so caught up in the questions that we forget to do the actual living.

  • Kathryn Says:

    What a great response, you’re right about them being like pick up sticks. Have a great weekend.

  • beth Says:

    did you have the words first for this post or the photo ?

    my hubby often asks me that….and almost always, it’s the photo i have first and the words fall gently into place as i start to write….

    luv that bunny wunny !!!

  • Marcie Says: To the questions we kick under the desk..and to living the answers! You’re amazing!!!

  • Tracy Brown Says:

    I know you know this one… and I know you love this poet. 🙂

    I beg you…to have patience with everything unresolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves as if they were locked rooms or books written in a very foreign language. Don’t search for the answers, which could not be given to you now, because you would not be able to live them, and the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps then, someday far in the future, you will gradually, without even noticing it, live your way into the answer. – Rainer Maria Rilke, Austrian Poet, 1875-1926

  • Alana Says:

    Smiling and nodding – and inspired by your skill, humor and honesty as usual.

  • rhayne Says:

    Oh my gosh…I am a bunny person. And this little guy just tickles my heart! So adorable!!!!
    And your words are so fitting.

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