I don’t remember the last time I visited this place. Or the last day my fingers brushed the letters and tapped out a coherent thought to be shared. No doubt I am rusty. But I’ve picked up this laptop tonight and dusted off the keys to join in on an old habit and beloved community-Five Minute Friday at Kate’s. Here are my thoughts in five minutes.
“There was a time, when the world was a song-and the song was exciting. There was a time, when it all went wrong….”
The refrain of the melody melts into memory as I conjure up images of the world long past. A world of revolution and battles. Pride and honor and the longing for change. When the lines of Les Mis were written, I can only imagine the pent up feelings running through the veins of Victor Hugo. Did he know how much was coming? Did he still beg for more? As I do? As we do in this age of first world problems and the ever ticking time bomb of politics and world rocked by more hate and less love.
I wonder when we can lay down our own battle armor.The breastplate of pride. The sword of indifference. The shield of self-indulgence. When will we truly see more as choosing love. As recognizing the beauty in those around us instead of focusing on the differences that drive us apart. When do we choose more joy and less judgement.