Five Minute Friday — Delight

I have another post for my Fridays now — it’s a five-minute writing challenge from Gypsy Mama, which I read about on Colline’s blog. Here are the instructions:

  1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
  2. Link back to The Gypsy Mama’s blog . (And don’t forget to invite others to join in the challenge – will you join me?)
  3. Visit the other person who linked up before you and encourage them.

This week’s prompt is:


I taste the raindrops on my tongue and think of salty tears and beach-filled holidays, dark nights studded with brilliant stones, long barren hallways brought to life by music. Once the feelings come around I allow them to mix and form a tightly woven fabric of my memory, sad and calm and content and fear and anger and love.

It’s all part of the delight of being alive. I float on the bathwater, and even though there are times I wish I could just descend beneath the surface forever, I always decide not to, because of the delight.

I reach out to friends and acquaintances and strangers, seeking to impart some salient truth about what I feel, and to ask, do you feel it too? Are you in the delight? Do you sometimes feel you are on the edge and falling, but somehow a moment of delight calls you back?

It really is the simple things in life that I treasure.

4 thoughts on “Five Minute Friday — Delight

  1. Simply put, this is beautiful. You have a wonderful way with words, they just flow together like you are connecting parts of an intricate web and the joins are seamless.
    Thank you for sharing – I hope you enjoy Five Minute Fridays :) I love browsing the link-ups and reading what is on the hearts and minds of others.

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