1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking. (OK, I have to edit, I just do.) 2. Link back here and invite others to join in. 3. Then visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them in their comments.
Please give me your best five minutes on:
This world – so different than the one painted in my imagination oh so many years ago. When pigtails, snowcones, sleepovers, and long summer nights occupied my world. Sleepovers that were filled with words about futures and hopes and dreams. Giggles and tears and everything in between.
We would imagine our life, our family, our future. Oh to be that innocent and dream-filled again. A time when nothing was out of reach, our bodies could do anything, and summer breaks would come every year. The freedom. The hope. The laughter. The joy.
This weekend I’ll be meeting this friend for a weekend in Galveston. Our dreams were not realized, our bodies not so young, neither of us enjoy a summer break, but I’m sure the giggles and tears will be there… and maybe even a snowcone.
She is as stable for me as my own family. We talk a few times a year and get together at Christmas and on each other’s birthdays. Every time we’re together it’s as if nothing has changed. Our friendship is not based on location or stage of life. It’s based on those long summer nights when our dreams were bigger than our world. Those dreams knit us together like nothing else.
And this weekend we will again dream together and imagine… because that’s what little girls do. And again we’ll experience the freedom, the hope, the laughter, and the joy.