(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: Dwell
Don’t dwell on it.
Don’t dwell on the evil in the world.
Don’t take up residence among the evil and the anger and the fear and the hate.
Don’t dwell on the darkness.
It’s so easy to put down roots in that country.
There are no quotas or barriers to entering and dwelling in evil.
All are welcome.
All are actively recruited every minute of every day.
Instead dwell on hope, on beauty, on compassion, on love.
Take up residence among the helpers and the forgivers and the comforters and the healers.
Dwell on the light.
There are no quotas or barriers to entering and dwelling in hope, either.
Here, too, all are welcome.
Here, too, all are actively recruited every minute of every day.
You have the power to choose.
Where will you dwell?