Five Minute Friday: Glue

(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: Glue


Glue holds stuff together.

Sometimes people add glitter into the glue for a little pizzazz, but really, the holding-together function is what it’s all about.

Whether it’s a fresh bottle of that good old Elmer’s glue, a glue stick, or the superhero of glues – Krazy Glue – the whole point is to hold stuff together or to put something back together that has fallen apart or broken.

In life there are certainly PEOPLE who function as glue – holding themselves, marriages, families, businesses, institutions, and communities together (and mending them when they are broken.)

Sometimes they are easy to spot. There is a little “glitter” about them and they are very, very visible as the glue that they are.

But very often, the “human-glue” that keeps us all on track, functions at a very basic, background level…barely visible…not attracting much attention.

Thank you, God, for all of the “human-glue” in this world, whether pizzazzy or plain.



 Three generations



4 thoughts on “Five Minute Friday: Glue

  1. The people that are the glue in our lives are usually the ones we don’t notice. But they do such a great job of holding us together. A good lesson on self-sacrifice on the day we honor the greatest sacrifice of all. Blessings to you and may you have a happy Easter.

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