"We're all just walking each other home." - - Ram Dass

Friday, October 28, 2011

5 minute Friday: From Egypt to Fruitloops, with love.

This week's word: Relevant

It's in the weekend when the most intelligent reply you've made is "Hola, Dora!"
   ...and when you fall into bed; your husband weary from work and you weary from child rearing can't manage to string together that long of a sentence.

It's in all the places in the world you wish to travel, cultures to discover.

It's in trying desperately to keep your finger on the vein, hear the beat of this generation, feeling removed from the ability to join in, rooted by your duties to family at home.

It's in the most expensive piece of jewelry you own being a frootloop necklace, which may be missing a few after you watched your dog walk away with it earlier that day.

...and then...

 it's in the moment when your child grieves heavy, and no one can make out a word, but you, her mother hear the language of her heart and calm fears with a touch.
 ...and maybe, you are being taught in this season to listen to hearts, and not speak intelligent words.

it's in the moments where you travel to Egypt on your couch-arm camel, or spaceship made from an overturned chair.

it's in the simple explanations to your oldest of what the protests are all about, the fundamental values being set on his heart. You then know you've not only got your finger on the vein of this generation, your blood runs through it.

it's in those chubby toddler hands that strung those beads, those beautiful children who are your pearls, your crown.


  1. Goodness, this is beautiful! Such a strong, accurate statement about what IS relevant! Good for you, for seeing it all and doing it all and having the strength of mind to write it out so wonderfully here! What blessed children you have:)

    Thank you for sharing. I hope you have a wonderful weekend. I'll be thinking about your necklace all day.


  2. Oh my goodness. What a beautiful, breathtaking post. Wow. I know just what you are saying... What a gift. This has blesed me today. Keep writing, friend. This was pure beauty.

  3. oh, yes! resonates, this does. beautifully written.

  4. "You then know you've not only got your finger on the vein of this generation, your blood runs through it." Yes, what is really of long-standing relevance is our daily investment in our children. Blessings to you today as you live an exceedingly relevant life!

  5. Wow, I love what you did with your 5 minutes. Fruit loop necklace and all. It is honest and real and yes, relevant to me right where I am. I stopped by from Lisa Jo's this week and I'm so happy that I did.

  6. What a true picture.
    you are relevant.

  7. Love these words and love the shift in perspective. It doesn't always FEEL relevant, but it's there, when we show up faithful, isn't it?

  8. awesome post and what touched me most was when you said. "you, her mother hear the language of her heart and calm fears with a touch."

  9. Not sure if I followed your post. How would you define "irrelevant"? Thanks.

  10. i guess that's my point...even when i am struggling through daily tasks that seem irrelevant to the great world, when i really look at what i am doing, i can find relevancy (if on a smaller scale.)