“Few people know so clearly what they want. Most people can’t even think what to hope for when they throw a penny in a fountain.” ~ Barbara Kingsolver, novelist and poet
Such a simple question: What do you want?
Hmmmm. What do I want? What do I want? What do I want? What do I want? Any way you slice it, this little puzzler looks deceivingly quaint and harmless, as if it may indeed require little pondering… but it’s all a facade. And as the years fly off our mind-logged calendars, the four-word imp creeps its way into our daily lives…keeping us up at night, zoning us out at meetings, tying our tongues… furrowing our brows and ultimately graying our hair.
All that said, I stand side-by-side with you…without an answer for you, let alone myself. I, too, often want someone to tell me what I should want. But more often, I just seem to tune out the prompt for pondering my true intention and careen past the real source of joy. I let the malevolent minutia of a worldly existence distract me from facing the question straight-on. From diving into the deep end of my soul, welcoming the light, and waiting for the answers to reach out to me. Perhaps being driven isn’t such an enviable quality when the drive is into an abyss full of unanswered questions.
Copyright 2000-2012 by Kimberlie Dykeman.