Five Minute Friday: Lift

Five Minute Friday: Lift

Every Friday, I spend five minutes or so writing on a word prompt from the Five Minute Friday community. Then, I hit publish. Good for the writing muscles and for cultivating a playful approach to the writing work that can sometimes be taken oh-so-seriously.


if I could escape gravity’s chains
and melt into the clouds
I’d quickly find out
how lonely
the frozen ceiling of the world ends up

and maybe I’d settle for flying low
since the grass is always greener 
and the next star is always colder.


You can find the link up for today’s prompt here.

We hear the message on repeat—we “should” be walking with God, all day, every day.

The how of this way of life is often missing. And what does it actually mean, anyway?

To my mind, true connection is what we’re after. I’ve developed a resource that could be a simple starting place.
7 suggestions, each requiring 5 minutes or less, quiet-time not included. Sign up to receive it:

10 thoughts on “Five Minute Friday: Lift”

  1. I always seek out your posts because I love your creativity and new ways of seeing! Today I love the flying low part; I read it as humility and contentment with what is. Thank you again. (Karen, FMF #20)

  2. True story.

    I once chose to fly real low,
    thinking it would bring fun times,
    but silly me, I didn’t know
    ’bout the gol-durned ‘lectric lines.
    I knocked out power for a town
    on a real hot summer day,
    and, of course, when I got down,
    waited dude from FAA,
    who thought to take my license
    for this mad flat-hatting session,
    then thought (moment of silence)
    that I’d truly learned my lesson
    while I tried to look quite penitential,
    but the aeroplane was just a rental.

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