Monday, July 02, 2007

Asking for trouble

The higher he's a-getting,
The sooner will his race be run

You can’t ask a question without making an infinite number of statements. Take the question ‘Do you love me?’ Now this is not one of the best-out-of-five format that I am used to, and I must say it’s lucky that I haven’t be asked, or don’t remember at least. But there seems to be example after example of these questions and it’s taken much practice to even begin to consider the number of things that are being said when a question is asked.
At work I have learnt to hesitate a little and allow the chance for an answer before I’ve asked.
However, on one of the other hands there is the issue of not asking, and I can also see the side that says that you if you don’t ever ask you might never get. Of course if you do then get whatever it is that took your fancy, you have to live with having had to ask. For some this is less important, because other things get said anyway, and those can, apparently, be just as good for them. Don’t forget though there are other comments being made and you’d be a fool to miss them.
But what if you do ask directly and you still don’t get? Then you have to live with having asked and also having gotten nothing at all, except maybe a vague excuse for a reference.
Perhaps you get what you are given regardless of what you ask and you just end up frustrating yourself and others in the process.


Digital Flower Pictures said...

Hi Jane,

I like your blog. You have a unique way of looking at life. I see that you used my picture of a Passion Flower from my photography site

Digital Flower

It is a good symbol, having a passion for something in life is what it is all about to me.

Jane petal said...

Thank you. I think they are beautiful, but don't you find it strange that they are called Passion Flowers? They look so constructed and intricately designed, rather unlike what I see passion to be.

Digital Flower Pictures said...

Passion Flowers are not really named for a 'passion' for something. It is actually named that for the religious symbolism attached to it by Catholics as early as the 1600's (the Passion/suffering of JC). The 5 petals and 5 sepals are thought to represent the 10 Apostles and the ray like petals represent the Crown of Thorns.
Personally I like the other meaning if you get my drift.

Keep Blogging! I'll try and stop over when I can.