THE BIG QUESTION
Though other creatures do, like us, pursue
apt answers to these fundamental five
questions of what and where and when and who
and how; it’s only we of all alive
who have a mind to pose the question why:
which then defines our quintessential quest
to find a way to live that’s not awry
but meaningful—with confidence and zest.
Why are we here? Why is the universe?
Why must we suffer as we do, then die?
Is human life a blessing or a curse?
Why is it we seem bound to question why?
If we could answer this, we’d end our quest,
yet with such certainty, we’d lose life’s zest.