I am tapping away on my laptop this morning in the one, tiny patch of shade in a corner of our backyard. My two tow-heads and one golden-haired girl are dancing in a glittering spray of water asking for snacks though they’ve just had their breakfast. And I am distracted and wrestling with this word, “beyond.” We’ve written this word before, and I struggled with it then.
I consider cashing it in—not posting today, or simply posting a link to the old words—but that feels like cheating. The laundry is laundering and the children are playing, so I decide to push. Though I don’t feel like floundering around in messy writing today, I will. Because some days, that’s what Five Minute Friday is about.
Even so, today was a hot mess of jumbled words that will go in the archives of my Word documents, but not the blog. Some days, no amount of push and will is enough to make a sensible post of a non-coherent stream of consciousness. Some days, you try to Tim Gunn the crap outta that prompt, but you just can’t make it work.
So today, my dear fellow word designers, I am out.
Auf Wiedersehen. Kiss. Kiss.
Clean up the workspace and better luck next time…