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Linking up tonight with the Five Minute Friday gals and Lisa Jo Baker for 5 minutes of unedited, raw, and totally random writing. Lisa Jo moved the time up by 2 hours and now the prompt is posted at 10PM on Thursday (instead of midnight) – and I joined in with the Twitter party tonight just for the fun of it.
I think it will be very obvious that I definitely do NOT do my best writing at 10PM after staring at a computer screen for two hours moving with text from 50 million women (okay, it seems like that) at lightning fast speed. My brain was already mush when I started writing so here goes the end-of-the-day randomness that is Five Minute Friday. Tonight’s prompt is RED.
The first thing that popped into my head when I read the prompt was…
RED! The blood of angry men!
From Les Miserables. And I was tempted to go off on a 5 minute editorial piece about my opinions on Syria, but, well, that’s not the type of stuff I like to put out online at all – especially not on my blog.
My eyes wander around the living room and I see red everywhere. Most of the photos on my wall have us dressed in red – a coincidence that just sort of happened and has become tradition. The sign over my door hangs red. The little tin of Keep Calm and Carry On tea sitting in my kitchen is red. A red dot sticker on the box of the sewing machine that is sitting on the living room floor – left out, proof of a project unfinished.
The sticky arrow tabs sticking out of spots in a piano book that I haven’t touched in ages are red. The top of my wireless mouse. The lettering on my tube of yellow Burt’s Bees.
Red, it runs throughout each day, throughout the household even though it’s not really a color scheme.
Do I notice color at all? In this world of technology? Or am I blind to the beauty of it?
Open your eyes. Find red around you. It’s there. Notice that, and see what you find. See it’s beauty. It may surprise you.