It’s Five Minute Friday at The Gypsy Mama again, and I’m actually playing this week. Thanks Lisa Jo, even while leaving on vacation, she took the time to post the prompt and her story for us.
This week the prompt is “story” and while brainstorming I came up with so many different ideas. This is the one I settled on, and five minutes was not nearly enough time, but those are the rules:
Stream of conscious writing
No editing, no overthinking
When my book came out I heard a lot of, “I didn’t know you quilted.”
Well, no, because these people didn’t know my whole story, they only knew how knowing and interacting with me affected their lives. That’s okay. I didn’t know their whole story either.
We are all like quilts, there is our story from the beginning, our birth and childhood. That’s when a quilt and it’s design is decided on. Some of us have quilts our grand and great grandmother’s made and it’s history has been handed down orally to us, we know it’s story. Our families know about our childhood, they know us from the beginning.
But, most of us have other quilts, those we bought, at a quilt show, estate auction, yard sale, or other quilt sale. We don’t know the beginning story of those quilts, we only know the story from when they came into our lives. It doesn’t change how we feel about the quilt, why we love and treasure it.
Our friends and acquaintances are the same. I may not know everything you’ve gone through, or your story from the beginning, but you add to my life now. I know how you enrich my life and that’s all that matters.
I don’t know the whole story of the family quilt pictured, in part, above. I do know it was made by family members and their friends. I appreciate the work, and the beauty of the quilt, as well as the fact we have something tangible from our ancestors.
Friends and acquaintances are the same. I appreciate those in my life, and those who let me in their lives without knowing my whole story. Yes, I quilt, I write, I’m a mom, I’m a grandma, however those interests fit into your life gives me another friend.
Yes, I went a little over the five minutes, but Ihad to finish my thought.
What’s your take on the prompt “story”? Come on over to Lisa Jo’s and play with us. Plus you can read a the great posts of other bloggers.
1. Write for 5 minutes flat on the prompt: “Story” with 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..