Friday, May 18, 2012


Linking up today with Five Minute Friday where you write for 5 minutes about the word for today and then publish without editing or perfecting.

Today's word:


Wind blowing through the trees. Leaves are swaying to and fro. A bird's nest on the windowsill. And every so often, a bird dances on the sill. A glimpse of sunlight streams in the window. That's my perspective of the outside world.

Pager chirping. Code Blue. Code Red. Doctors and nurses scramble to help the patient. So many people standing around the bed that I cannot even see the patient. The family arrives. I pray. I listen. I hold hands. I comfort. That's my former perspective, a day and night in my life.

But no longer.

I miss it.

So busy, so emotional, so needed.

Am I still?

No, I'm not busy.

I sit, I rest, I read, I knit, I watch tv and movies.

I'm emotional - pain, longing, forgotten, distraught, wanting.

Am I needed? I want to be. But most of the time, I'm the one needing, not the one needed.


What about you? What do you have to say about perspective in 5 minutes? If you link up, let me know. I'd love to read your post.

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  1. What a heartfelt, beautiful post. You are very much needed! Have a blessed weekend.

  2. A short explanation.
    Perspective means basically how something is perceived or looked at. One person's perspective on a topic can be totally different from another's. Perspective is a part of human nature.

  3. It IS difficult when our perspective changes due to seasons of change. My perspective as a young person starting out in life was so different than my perspective now.

    Yes, things are not they like they used to be. But they can still be good. Just in a different way.


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