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If you’re new to the Five Minute Friday scene, welcome!

This week’s prompt is:



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“Live with abandon. Love with abandon. Laugh with abandon,” they say.

But what happens when you’ve boxed yourself in with that same life, that same love, that same laughter? What do you do when you’ve fenced yourself into a tight rectangle of commitments, promises, and “must-do’s”? When the mere thought of abandon would look more like neglect than freedom?

It’s borderline claustrophobic, living in that space. When deadlines loom over every dream until even your sleep is invaded.

And the temptation beckons, “throw it all off, break those chains, give it up …”

But what then? And for what?

So we close our eyes and take a deep breath and recalibrate our definitions ever so slightly until the main thing becomes the main thing and we remember that all will be okay

as long as we never abandon





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