Image by Oberazzi via FlickrPeople who read my blog know I'm a big fan of questions. And that I obsess over, well, everything.
Because the only way to find out more is to ask more. And if we're not willing to ask ourselves questions, then we run the risk of walking around in life in a state of automatic.
As music therapists, if we don't learn how to ask ourselves bigger and better questions (it really seems to be about learning how to ask ourselves better questions, I think), then our work stagnates.
And we stop paying attention.
So I thought it was interesting (okay, yes, and delightful) that, in one day, I happened on two rather interesting items related to questions. I thought you might enjoy them as well, so I'm sending you along to have your own questioning party.
Here's where to go:
1. One is an excerpt from the book, The Interrogative Mood: A Novel? by Padget Powell. The entire thing seems to be written in the form of a series of questions! And they're great questions! I've ordered it, and I'm awaiting it with great anticipation.
2. As if there weren't enough glorious questions in that bit of readery, I somehow discovered Jeffrey Tang's blog, The Art of Great Things. And, darn if he didn't just make a case in his most recent post for the good people of the world to ask the difficult questions.
In keeping with the spirit of questioning, I have to wonder: What's next?