“To seek” is an active verb. The action can be physical as in the childhood game of Hide-and-Seek, but most often it is not. It is to inquire, search, strive, attempt, in a process that is not always well defined nor direct nor certain. One hopes, however, the seeking will draw or propel one forward.
Seeking is never ending. The simple objective in the childhood game evolves to much more important questions. The process can worry, disorient, frighten, amuse, enlighten. Nonetheless, it is our common hope, I think, that the effort will lead toward knowledge, understanding, wisdom, comfort, memory, and, ultimately, acceptance of what our seeking cannot discover.
© Susan Bone Annable