Five Minute Friday: Perspective

I’m joining up (a bit later than usual) with Lisa-Jo for Five Minute Friday. This week is filled with visiting family and a traveling man, Swiss holidays and kids who can’t seem to be happy in or out of the house. Perspective is the prompt, and after this week, I think I need some. Thanks for the reminder, Lisa-Jo.

    1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
    2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
    3. Please visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them.

Today’s Prompt: Perspective

On the twenty-four hour car rides down south, I used to sit squashed between two siblings in the back seat of the car. No min-van and iPad comforts for us. It was three to the long back seat and if you dared cross the invisible line drawn between you and your seat mate, well, you knew the consequences.

I passed the time by staring up into the summer sky in the daylight hours. I watched the clouds move slow or swift depending on the wind, and I imagined. Sometimes clouds hid a mermaid, or an elephant, or an old lady dancing. Other times, I saw a fish, a flower, or a pup on it’s back with four legs in the air.

My brother and sister would occasionally play along, and I don’t think we ever saw the same thing. The sky held a circus, a story, an entire world wrapped up in white fluff. And we never saw it in exactly the same way.

Sometimes we could point it out to one another, but most of the time, it remained a mystery.

Perspective always is.