Friday, March 14, 2014

Five Minute Friday :: Crowd

I'm joining Lisa-Jo Baker for her Five Minute Friday.  Her 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.
GO.  The word today is crowd.

I'm odd in a crowd. It's not that I dislike people, at all, or even crowded areas. I'm just not always ready to be in the midst of a large group of people all the time. There are many times when I gather myself to the edges of the crowd, to watch from a different perspective. Sometimes you can see different things when you're looking from the outside of a crowd, in than from the inside looking out. You can get a perspective change, I think.

In the end, I'm the girl who appreciates her solitude. Don't get me wrong - love being with people. I think my favorite crowd is my family. Family is the smallest of communities, the bedrock of other communities. Living in family Fivemakes me happy. In college, I yearned for my own family. I loved the freedom of living on my own, but I lived on my own. I love being with my husband and my children, and I love my times of quiet when I can think and be a little balanced.


Thanks for stopping by! I appreciate you reading, and I appreciate loving comments!

Five Minute Friday

1 comment:

  1. Dorothy, I can relate. I stick to the outskirts of crowds. I don't completely avoid them, but I know when I need to look for the exit sign. And, yes, I too can find that balance in my family for which I am grateful.