(So, I’ve been participating in a “writers’ flash mob” of sorts called Five Minute Friday. In response to a one-word prompt, hundreds of writers sit down and write for five minutes flat. No extreme editing; no worrying about perfect grammar, font or punctuation; unscripted and unedited. Here’s today’s edition…setting the timer….)
Five Minute Friday: Follow
Life is not a train track.
On a train track, one thing follows another in a pre-ordained pattern and path.
The track directs the flow and provides a set path for both the leader and the followers.
The engine follows the track and the others follow the engine.
Life, thank goodness, provides a wider opportunity for motion and progress.
In life, each can lead – sometimes; each can follow – sometimes.
The track’s trail is not the only way to arrive at the destination.
Successful arrival depends more on the desire to arrive, than on a static route of steel.
For this journey, it is best to follow your heart.