Whew! We made it through October! Who else is doing the happy dance?
This week, our prompt was chosen by a special member of this community (okay, okay, I know — you’re *all* special!) … Andrew has become an integral part of the Five Minute Friday family as he has shared his story with us faithfully, week after week.
Before we write, allow me to toss in this brief intermission:
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Okay, the intermission is over, it’s time to write!
Setting my timer for five minutes, and … GO.
“All of life is a dance.”
The words above look nice and sound appealing, but are they really true?
I pondered this phrase for a while, and wavered back and forth in indecision.
All of life could be a dance, but is it possible to dance without smiling? I’m not sure.
Then I think back to the ballets my daughter and I were spoiled to watch in Cape Town. The grace and beauty that filled the stage — but not always with smiles.
There were solemn, somber dances with music that lamented tragedy.
So yes, all of life might be a dance.
The scenes that look like dancing around the Christmas tree to Celine Dion’s album while hanging lights and draping ornaments;
the awkward shuffling of high school post-football game dances;
the giddy line dances and chicken dances and discos of wedding reception rejoicing;
the mournful glide, when all we can do is allow ourselves to be held by the sturdy arms of our heavenly Father and let Him carry us across the stage;
all of these are part of the dance — the holy and fearsome dance called life.
So I suppose only one question remains: If all of life is a dance, who are we dancing for?
Link up your own five minutes of free writing on the prompt, DANCE, below! And don’t forget to click over to Andrew’s place to see why he chose this particular prompt.
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