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It’s Friday once again my good sojourners. I once again am joining up with Miss Lisa-Jo for the mayhem that is Five Minute Friday, writing for 5 minutes straight – and no more! – on a single topic. Without further ado, here is my five minutes on this week’s theme:


Five Minute Friday


Tree in mist

Photo by net_efekt

The days are just a bit shorter now.

The air not warm, not yet crisp.

The leaves bear the evidence of the unending change – not yet fully changed, and yet starkly different.

In my heart I sense the the darkness coming.

And like a child on the floor I kick and fuss and whine and cry.

I grab the proverbial door jamb of life and refuse to go quietly into the unknown.

I look before me and all I see is darkness; death; cold; storms.

My eyes trained on the struggles ahead. The burdens. The heartbreaks. The pain. The failures.

Though all around me, filling the periphery, there is beauty. Vibrance. Color. Light. Life. Fruit.

I stop my screaming; slow the hurried pace of my puffing breath long enough to notice the beauty in the new.

The life in the changes.

I cannot hold back the changes in my heart anymore than I can stem the tide of the changing seasons.

But I can embrace this autumnal presence as what it is – a gift. The signs of a new phase. New steps. New joys.

Yes, there is pain; discomfort; even death. But this death produces such a vibrant life that I would be remiss to ignore the process and risk losing the joy that comes in the morning of crisp, white snow.


I’m linking up with The Better Mom, Time Warp Wife, Growing Home, The Miss Elaine-ous Life