Five Minute Friday - Join The Gypsy Mama at (in)courage today
for just 5 minutes of writing without regard to perfection. Today's topic: "Still".
With 11 kids that live in this house, give or take a few at any given time, I have very little time to be still. Even while I sleep, my mind makes mental lists and I gather and fret and worry about all that tomorrow will hold. My eyes roll into the darkness and head sinks down heavy on pillow-fluff and there’s the cry of a nightmare, the need of clean sheets from a nighttime accident, the allure of another glass of water. I rarely get to be still.
In just a few minutes, I’ll head for the airport and after this flight and that, and a bit of a drive eastward, I’ll arrive in
for some much needed stillness with a good friend. There is stillness found in laughter, sometimes, did you know that? There are friends with whom your soul settles and you are made quiet, even amidst raucous amusement and loud, long-overdue catching up. Destin, Florida
I am desperately in need of this, and so grateful for the chance to slip out for just a few short days. Close your eyes and slip your mental toes down into the warm sand, lean back and breathe in saline air, and be still with me.
Be back Monday or Tuesday, friends. Have a beautiful weekend!