Friday, January 31, 2014

Five Minute Friday:: HERO

I'm joining Lisa-Jo Baker for her Five Minute Friday.  The rules:
1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking. 2. Link back here and invite others to join in. 3. And then absolutely, no ifs, ands or buts about it, you need to visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them in their comments. Seriously. That is, like, the rule. And the fun. And the heart of this community.

The word today is hero. GO.
Hero.  Sandwich?  Yeah, okay.  Let me start again.  I'm having trouble not writing about children again.  Who is the hero?  The hero is the one who stands up for what's right, in the end.  The hero is the one who knows that it's not okay to let someone get in trouble for something they didn't do.  I don't even like what's coming out of me, do you have the days?  I'm not certain five minutes will be enough for me to be coherent about my thoughts.  Heros are so many different things.

My heros.  My heros are those who follow their dreams and succeed.  I suppose my heros are those who have failed and keep trying.  Here I go, again, illustrating my point.  I didn't like my thoughts, and so I kept going.

I admire those women who have a vision and don't stop until they get there.  I admire men, too, but I connect especially with a woman who can give her persona to her family, and still manage to follow her dreams.  She keeps at it until she arrives.  I want to be a hero, too.  I want to follow in the footsteps of the heros ahead of me.

and STOP.

Thanks for dropping by!  Check out my thoughts on this week's Torah Portion.

Five Minute Friday


  1. You made me laugh. I love writing that just spills out of someone without allowing for a correction filter. I'm terrible at allowing that to happen & I want to learn to. I think a hero sometimes can be anyone who inspires you to be more of something you want to be. As a side note, I just corrected what I wanted to say in this comment about 52 times. I think I have a long way to go.

    1. I'm glad I was able to make you laugh! Waay back in High School, my English teacher taught us to journal, to free write. We read Writing Down the Bones, by Natalie Morales (I think). I have had so much practice in free writing that it just comes. In my college days, and now, when I want to write something serious or publishable, I will often start out my writing with "I don't know how I'm going to get from here ot a complete paper, I have so much stuff rattling around in my head, but what I want to write about is..." It really gets my juices going. Sort of like starting the conversation with yourself. Anyhow, then, I'd go back and delete my random comments, and end up with a nice paper.

      It's my long way of saying Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Yes, I had a hard time with this one too! But writing on a topic that one would never write about it good practice, even if all you can think about is a sandwich, or in my case a not so great Mariah Carey song from the 90s! Its cathartic to be honest about the process of writing I think. It is part of the reason Lisa Jo started this does not have to be professional polished; better if it is not in fact. Its faith, and faith is often messy.