Five Minute Friday is a writing flash mob of sorts started by Lisa Jo Baker. Every Friday writers from around the web write on the same topic for five minutes straight, no editing, no interruptions. Then they post what they’ve got and link up to the other writers.
I’ve really enjoyed connecting with new bloggers and challenging myself to write freely and unedited–and sharing the results! So here goes today’s Five Minute Friday on the topic, Again.
Again the alarm dings its call. Again I reach for snooze.
Another morning. A new day. I went to the gym yesterday, do I really need to go again?
That’s like saying I woke up yesterday, do I really need to wake up today?
I stare at the blank page, the reflection of my volcano view shines back at me.
Do I really need to write again? Set my fingers to typing? My mind to creating? The words to streaming?
I just did this.
The laundry piles up; I hang them on the line, not to dry from a spring scented laundry bath, but to air out sweat before laundry day.
It never ends. The chores. The to-dos. The should-dos.
My body never stops screaming for exercise.
The blank page never stops taunting.
The clothes never clean themselves.
But run we must; write we must; clean we must.
And pray. Again and again and again.
I open my hands, palms unfolded to receive. Amidst this day and these chores and these interminable tasks, I ask that You come, again.