Monday, October 2, 2017

Tell < #write31days >


Today's theme ~ 
Tell


...and so let me tell you a story.
it begins on a crystal blue summer lake, old growth forest surrounding.


The lake that captures western sun and turns glassy waters pink like salmon as day draws dusky. That captures eastern sky with new day’s brightness, flourishing crystal waters as an orange never-used crayon. That dawns with possibility and newness. Each day, as if untouched.
          The lake that sees summertime memory making. Whose permanence is landscape to our memories. The backdrop for so little, yet so much:  Horse shoe clinks. Badminton swishes. Dock jumping. Fledging friendships begun over sand castle building. Catching first fish. Rowing first boats. Grilling quiet dinners.


2007
          And yes, even the mosquito bites, the sunburns, the poison ivy, the late afternoon, sans-nap toddler, tantrum-ing and rife with wriggling, wet sandy bathing suit.
Our lake is storybook. A storybook that is real. As real to us as deadlines, as commitments, as taxes, as ever present life, as eventual death.  And so, we create intermission in our lives, a schedule-less time out to touch this realness and live the lake’s story summer after summer.
          With those who matter most. Discovering what matters most.

2008




31 Days of Adirondack Memories 
for the #write31days challenge:
Day 1 Worship
Day 2 Tell 


I'll be "treating" the October write 31 days challenge as I would the 
Five Minute Friday challenges, writing for 5 off each day's prompt



And by the way, 
The Five Minute Friday Book is available for purchase!
The book contains glimpses of hearts:
 many stories, many peeks into writers' souls,
 all written in five minutes flat.

~~ I'm honored that one of my stories is  included within~~ 

And here's the absolute, best part:
When you buy the book you're supporting 
two vital ministries in South Africa!
ll profits from the book will be divided equally between 
two ministries in South Africa: 

SO what do you say?


Grab the book, support essential ministries, enrich your life!


If you, too, love to take to the blank page
to hold your story and you'd like to join or
if you'd simply like to read others' themed daily pieces of writing,

write 31 is for you!



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