Five Minute Friday: Mighty

(I participate with a group of writers in a weekly “Five Minute Friday” writing exercise. In response to a word prompt, each writer sits down for five minutes for “no extreme editing; no worrying about perfect grammar, font, or punctuation. Unscripted. Unedited. Real.” This is also described as a sort of writing flash mob and a great form of “free therapy” )

Five Minute Friday: Mighty

Go.

“Mighty” is a mighty tough word for me to write about.

I think that’s because this word calls forth two very opposite images in my mind.

On the one hand, “mighty” can evoke images of natural wonder – Niagara Falls, a booming thunderstorm, the ocean.

On the other hand, “mighty” makes me think of “high and mighty” – someone placing too much emphasis on their own power, position or authority.

This second form of “mighty” makes me feel a sense of “meh” and resentment, while the first feels me with awe and wonder.

The trick, I guess, is to maintain a healthy sense of awe at the mightiness of natural wonder, and allow it to give you a healthy perspective on things…so you don’t end up feeling or acting so “high and mighty” yourself.

Stop.

Frozen Niagara Falls

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3 thoughts on “Five Minute Friday: Mighty

  1. Clever! When I read the prompt I hadn’t thought of ‘high and mighty’, but I agree with you it makes me feel pretty ‘meh’ as well. Thanks for sharing, happy Friday!

  2. Well count me in as not even considering the idea of high and mighty. I’ll keep my focus on the awe and wonder too. No need to have that “meh” feeling. Thanks for sharing your post. You definitely caught my attention.

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