Diaporesis: Deliberating with oneself as though in doubt over some matter; asking oneself (or rhetorically asking one’s hearers) what is the best or appropriate way to approach something [=aporia].
Should I let my daughter cut my hair?
It’s been 2 months since my last haircut–my usual haircutter’s place is closed due to COVID 19.
I’m starting to look like Charles Manson’s older brother.
Maybe I could start a cult?
No, too much work.
My daughter’s not a hairdresser, but I’ve seen what she’s done for other people’s heads. I think I’ll let her do it!
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