(Picture found Panhala.)
I suck at Lent. I can never find anything to give up. Can't give up coffee because I'm NOT a pleasant person without coffee. Can't give up television because I don't want to miss The Walking Dead. And I can't give up the Internet because that's where I take all my classes. But I think I finally found something I can give up for the next forty days (or however many days are left).
I love talking about living the questions, but in all honesty I really want answers. I love answers. I love sharing answers with others. I love learning new answers everyday. If I have a question, I want an answer ASAP so I can move on to the next question.
But then I come across a question that doesn't have an answer. Is there a meaning to life? Does the universe care? Does God give a shit? Is there even a God at all? And without an answer, then what? How can I jump to the next question when I haven't even found an answer to the first? I'm stuck in limbo with questions that have no answer, and it drives me friggin' CRAZY!!!!
So I thought, "What if I take a break from looking for the answers? What if I do what Rilke said and just live the questions? What if I give up certainty for Lent?"
And that's my plan. I'm not going to worry about having the answer to everything. I'm going to live the questions for once.