Thursday, June 5

Who, What, Where, When, Why, and How

Hubbo has been out of the country for over a week now. We talk on Skype, and sometimes I even turn on the Skype video, to remind him what I look like. (We've been married 32 years now, but I don't want to take any reckless chances.) Anyway, this leaves me with lots of time for odd thoughts.

To myself, thought I, "Which of the classic questions - Who What Where When Why, and How - was my favorite?" And to myself, thought I, "'Why'!" "Why" is my favorite question. "How" is second. Everything else is just details.

When I watch the news, I want to know "why". When I hear of inhumanity, I want to know "why". When I see something gorgeous and heartbreaking and beautiful, I want to know "why". Why was this done, why was this created, why did they think that. Why?

If it's cool, I usually want to know "how", too.

What is your favorite question?