It’s been a while, but I’m linking up with Lisa-Jo and her merry band of writers today for Five Minute Friday. She gives us the One Word and we will attempt to capture those first thoughts and pull out what lies beneath all the filters and clutter of life.
We are brave, as my friend Jessica says, by showing grace through encouragement to others and to ourselves when we let those words stand- raw, unedited, as they are, not as we wish they were. Grace is sprinkled across the blogosphere as we begin with the one who linked up just before to read and leave encouragement in their comments. There are so many amazing and divergent writers that I must travel on.
Join me on this journey today? Write for 5 minutes of your own and follow the yellow brick below to our Oz. Here we go:
Tree almost rhymes with screen, that’s what I imagined in my head would make a good word for FMF. Aw, shoot, I forgot to set the timer. Done. I do that. Not forget the timer, but yes that, too. I predict what is going to happen – in this universe I create inside my own head. Then I run with that nonexistent phantom through every possible scenario of interaction.
I think we have a word for this – imagination. I think it’s more likely expectation. Oddly enough – it’s like a tree. See how I brought that back around. My crazy mind is always looking for a connection – no matter how obscure.
Expectations are very much like trees. They start as a very small seed. See an acorn that fits in your little boy’s pocket. Actually, a good 15 or 20 will fit in the pockets of 3T denim. They are best used to feed squirrels. We can watch as a creature that will get some benefit gobbles them up.
A lot of the time it ends up buried in the middle of your manicured life, sprouts, reaches down deep with roots and high with branches. Then it’s all you can do to maneuver around this obstacle in the middle of your life with so many unintended consequences and regret. Yep, that sounds a lot like expectations to me.
Am I alone here, do you let expectations come in and ruin the party? What trees do you deal with?
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