Friday, November 2, 2012

Five Minute Friday--Roots.

So, at the urging the Most Illustrious Mom, I joined in the Flash Mob of #FiveMinuteFriday posts from Lisa Jo Baker.


One topic. Five Minutes of writing with no editing, no prep, nothing.  I did it just now, with the timer. It was hard. Once I got going, I really wanted more than my five minutes!! But, I didn't cheat.

Here it is. Timer set.

Roots

Go-

Roots are tangled. Messy looking. Sometimes they are strong. Sometimes healthy, sometimes very unhealthy. But, they are still roots. Still a foundation.

Beyond that the root comes up into some rough bark. Inside of that rough bark is the smooth interior. Lines that may show age and tell a story or 2 or 87.

Did you know when the lines on the inside of a tree trunk are close together, that's when the tree received a lot of water and nourishment? When the lines are further apart, this indicates a lack of water or even drought? What can be read in between the lines?

Further from the roots, healthy or not, beyond the rough bark and smooth interior--is the bloom.


Amazing. The bloom will come, as long as the roots are alive, regardless of the root's condition.

Oh, there is so much more here.

Stop.

9 comments:

  1. Once you start being aware, there is a spiritual lesson in everything, isn't there!

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    1. Yesss!! Exactly!! I was thinking, "This is gonna be an object lesson sometime real soon!"

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  2. Found you at 5 Min Friday and just read several of your recent posts! I love your voice. Thanks for sharing!

    Blessings!

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    1. Katherine, Thank you!! Really! Thanks for taking the time to leave an encouraging comment! This was my first FMF post!

      Blessings back atcha!

      Melissa

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  3. Spiritual and you squeezed in some science. Overachiever :) Glad you tried it. It makes it more fun. Great post.

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  4. O girl! You've got to expand on this ! Beautiful. Stay close to Jesus.
    Kelly
    Believingin1

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  5. Found you through Tara's blog "A Brew of Blessings". Once I got to the bottom of this post I was wishing your 5 minutes wasn't up... I'd like to read more! (:

    I also read through a couple of your posts about moving... and can relate. Glad to have found your blog.

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