Joining today in 5 minute Friday led by Lisa-Jo, the gypsymama, who posts a single word prompt. The idea is to write for 5 minutes based on the prompt without stopping to edit or fix up punctuation. This week’s word is:
I have been a bit ‘out of sorts’ this week. There is a fragility and fickleness about being human which can be quite disconcerting and frightening when it comes, taps you on the shoulder and holds a mirror to your soul.
When I see the fractures and failings of myself my instinct is to run away, to cover up, to dig up excuses. Most of all I feel myself sinking into the mess and wonder how to move on through such muddied waters. These are the moments when I reach for reassurance that life will go on as normal and everything will be fine.
Over time, however, I find what I have clung to in the past less comforting. Experience teaches me that those ‘comforts’ are just temporary distractions and what I really need is an unbreakable chain anchoring me to the essence of what life is all about.
I am growing to realize that prayer can be such a chain – anchoring me to God and bringing me right into His presence. The ultimate connection to the only reason to truly live.
Image of chain sculpture: letavua