Weekly Photo Challenge: MOVEMENT

“The answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind,

The answer is blowin’ in the wind.”

The grasses blowing in front of the trellis, blowing in the wind. But I don’t get answers from them. What I get instead are questions —–

Then again, I prefer questions to answers. How about you?

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18 Responses to Weekly Photo Challenge: MOVEMENT

  1. blowin’ in the wind. Boy does that bring back memories. Great choice for the challenge and yeah, questions. i once commented that I want to die with questions still in me.

  2. Stef says:

    Me, I like answers. Anyone can ask a question; only wise folks can provide good answers. 🙂

  3. Berna Lee says:

    Questions sometimes leave the door open for possibilities.
    Answers can sometimes shut the door and leave one wondering why we asked that question.
    However, I like that the bus driver on my bus to Dublin always answers my question about
    the best bus coming home.
    Answers to children’s questions are usually followed by their “Why” just when you think you’ve solved their problem. I think that they just like asking questions.
    I love Crowing Crone’s response.

    • Touch2Touch says:

      Wouldn’t it be loverly if the three of us could meet face-to-face? From Canada, from the US, from Ireland — we could meet on an ocean liner in mid-Atlantic and swap interesting questions.

  4. fb says:

    Well jb, you have certainly hit a nerve. As to questions and answers, I will cop out with my personal approach which is yes and no. Take consciousness or our self awareness. Where did it come from. It appears to be located in our brain. But where in that complex organ or lump of meat is it precisely lodged? Nobody has even the semblance of a guess. Take the analogy of the inhabitants of Flatland who can perceive length and width, but depth is inconceivable to them. This is about where we are today. Our minds have not evolved to the point where we can deal with these questions. I would love answers to the problem of mind and body before I leave the table. I am encouraged by the answers that have recently been given to Peter Higgs and his boson, and rejoice for him and the superb people at Cern.

    • Touch2Touch says:

      There’s absolutely no question that my mind hasn’t evolved to the point where I can deal with such questions!!! As you know —
      But I certainly admire your spirit that doesn’t take No, or I don’t know, for an answer, but keeps on searching, gritting its teeth and searching. Ever onward!
      That encourages my spirit, for sure.

  5. Pauline says:

    I’ll take both – what’s the point of a good question if there’s no good answer? There’s the enigma thing again. I have a feeling that really good questions and their answers are two sides of the same coin.

    • Touch2Touch says:

      Hmmm —- I sense a really good discussion coming on.
      In brief — questions point to a direction. Answers are evolutionary. A good question can last a lifetime, and as you live and experience and reflect and act, the answers keep evolving.
      But this really calls for a cup of tea, and time, and perhaps a cookie, and time —-

  6. Gemma says:

    I don’t get it really. What is one without the other? Ask a question, get an answer, maybe leading to more questions, which lead to more answers. And the beat goes on, thankfully. I guess I’m just not deep, enough. Sigh…

    • Touch2Touch says:

      All anyone has to know whether you’re deep enough is to read your blog, Gemma! You’re deep enough for anything!
      It comes down perhaps to definition. What is a question? Okay, that’s fairly straightforward. But what is an answer? Simple? Complex? Permanent? Temporary?
      In science (I know this is true, even though I’m not at all a scientific person) the answer you get depends on the question you ask! It’s vital in science to ask proper questions.
      You can see my thinking in my response to Pauline; you’re probably more in tune with her comment!
      Thanks so much for your contribution to the conversation!!!!!! This is what makes doing a blog really come alive for me.

      • Pauline says:

        It’s vital to ask the “right” question about anything, and to ask it of the right entity. And the answers might be different, depending on whom or what you ask. I like that about questions – we may get answers that lead to unexpected places (and more questions!). We can (and often do) settle for an answer that makes us comfortable because it agrees with what we already think. But I think it’s when we DON’T ask further questions, or when we settle for only one answer that we become narrow and fenced in…

      • Touch2Touch says:

        We’re on the same page, Pauline.
        (Would add, it often takes courage to go on asking the questions: that’s what tea and cookies with an old friend can be about. Looking forward to that soon!)

  7. Jen says:

    Today, I went for a walk – and started the occasion with a question: what should I do? An hour later, the answer arrived “in the wind.” I think that is how it works sometimes.

    Besides which, who doesn’t love a chance to sing a Peter, Paul and Mary song in their head?

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