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Five Minute Friday

I can hear the cat darting down the hall and I know he has a mouse in his sights.  Outside I can hear crickets and the call of coyotes as they stalk their own pray.  My mind is racing with words as Anthony breathes softly beside me.  I wonder if I should roll myself out of bed and find a scrap of paper and a pen or sit myself beside the bright light of my keyboard and write it all down.

Instead I grab for my phone and open the notepad app, jotting down a few sentences, hoping that they'll be legible in the morning.  I never seem to quiet my mind in the late of night.  My imagination runs wilds as I consider the possibilities of tomorrow or the way I want to word the next sentence of my novel or the plot of a short story I've been meaning to write.

The air is cool and sweet and Anthony begins to stir.  I put down my phone and he snuggles into my arm.  Words can wait until tomorrow.  This is my now.

12 comments:

  1. Love this...I've got an active, wandering, imagination, too...sometimes there is such joy in taking time to breathe the now. Happy Friday to you! :)

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  2. I so understand. I swear all my decent ideas come to me at night. Or maybe I just seem like a genius to myself when I'm half asleep. ;) But the now is soooo important. I had a great time chatting with you tonight!

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  3. I stay up far too late every night, because of all the imaginings and words rattling around in my head. :( I should be in bed now, actually. Happy Friday!

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  4. ourstoriesgodsgloryMay 30, 2013 at 10:14 PM

    Sweet dreams!!

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  5. Now is a beautiful place to live in! Have a blessed weekend!

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  6. Sounds like you are already in a wonderful place. No need to imagine:).

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  7. So very beautiful .... reminds me of living on the farm in Nebraska many years ago... bless you and have a fabulous weekend :)

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  8. LOVE this! I usually record my thoughts on my phone in the late night hours when I can't sleep, or when I wake up with a good idea. I also love that your recognize the benefit of now even in the midst of imagining.

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  9. Stopping by from Five Minute Friday.

    @JLenniDorner



    Love those quick note moments!

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  10. Balancing the thoughts of the future and living the now is all a matter of realizing the priorities isn't it.

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