Five Minute Friday

To Stay


My hands embrace the steaming cup. Liquid comfort in the form of a hot cup of tea mixed to perfection.

Outside it rains, without raining.

The air is visible. Tangible. A fine mist hangs suspended; covering all who would venture into her midst.

Steam rises in front of me and I stay.

Soon the fire will crackle in the iron stove; warming a home already warm with full hearts.

The bell chimes and I want nothing more than to

Stay

To hide; retreat; hibernate until the day dawns bright.

I want to cocoon us all in this place. Here and now.

To bathe in the light of a fire and swaddle ourselves in the warmth of tea and cocoa and popcorn and blankets.

The chime rings again.

Whistfully my coat embraces my frame; I grab the car keys.

I must

Go.

But oh, how I long to

Stay.

And if you, my love, are with me to

Stay

Forevermore.

 

Fridays are for freedom. And writing. So I’m refusing to let the ugly weather and pounding migrane keep me down. I’m locking elbows with the massive people-chain gathering together to write, spear-headed by LisaJo Baker for Five Minute Friday. This week’s prompt was STAY.

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15 thoughts on “To Stay

  1. You have spoken right into my heart! I, too, love to cocoon my family together in our home, safely tucked away from the outside. I know we can’t “stay” there, but I long to stay in the moment, embracing the moments we do have.
    What a beautiful post…

  2. I can tell how much you wanted to stay, Jennifer, but your description of the mist- oh, i love walking in it, there’s a certain kind of quiet that resides there, and that’s where I feel cocooned! )

  3. This is beautiful. That comfort of home and warmth is truly like blanket wrapping its arms of well-being around you. Thanks, I could sense your longing when you had to go!!
    Blessings
    Mia

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