(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.