Five Minute Friday: Here

Hello, Friends. Welcome back for another Friday spent with Lisa-Jo and the Five-minute crowd. Today, we’re taking five minutes to write on the prompt Here. Do you have five minutes to write, read, or both? Why don’t you join us?

1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
3. And then absolutely, no ifs, ands or buts about it, you need to visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them in their comments. Seriously. That is, like, the rule. And the fun. And the heart of this community…

Today’s Prompt: Here


Most of my life revolves around the oversized square dining room table sitting five feet from my kitchen. Here, my family gathers and we nourish one another with food and drink and laughter. We set up puzzles and eat homemade waffles. We sing happy birthday and blow our wishes to the far corners of the room. On writing days, I clear the table and leave only a silver pitcher of tulips, a scented candle, and a glass bowl of fruit. I add my computer, then my notebook and a pen. Sometimes, I surround myself with a few books from my current reading pile. There is always a cup of tea.

I turn my back to the glass door, and rather than stare into the sun, I allow it to warm my back. I have a view of the lake through the window on my right and I watch the clouds take shape above it. All afternoon, the light shifts around me and I write. I nourish my soul at this table in the same way I feed my body. Word by word by flower by candle by lake by teacup by sky—I feast.


Confession: I wrote this for a writing class I enrolled in a few weeks ago. The exercise took five minutes-ish, and I edited it for the class. However, it’s about here, right now, where I sit and write and live the best moments of my life. Thanks for swinging by and taking the time to read.


  • Marcy Hanson

    Love it. Sounds like the perfect table, and perfect writing time! Just dropping in from FMF. 🙂

    • KimberlyCoyle

      Thanks, Marcy:) I wish I had more time to spend here, writing.

  • Brie E

    I LOVE the imagery here. “Word by word…” etc is beautiful. Sounds like my coffee table!

    • KimberlyCoyle

      Thanks for reading, Brie:)

  • Alia_Joy

    Ummm, I want to come write at your house. Sounds beautiful. I could feel it all. No, seriously, like I want to come over. 😉

    • KimberlyCoyle

      I can’t do it justice with words. Seriously. Now my laundry room? That’s a whole other story!

  • LOVE love love!!! “I nourish my soul at this table in the same way I feed my body. Word by word by flower by candle by lake by teacup by sky—I feast.” Oh my!!!

    • KimberlyCoyle

      Thanks, Karrilee:)

  • Yeah, like Alia said – Can I come over? I’ll trade you a backyard with a couple of dead trees for a view of a lake. No? Ok, still a great post anyway. Thanks for sharing with us all today.

    • KimberlyCoyle

      I only have the lake view for a few months myself:( Thanks for stopping by.

  • Prayer Notes by Cynthia LLC

    So beautiful! Thank you, for sharing. Found you over at Five Minute Friday!

    • KimberlyCoyle

      Thanks for stopping by, Cynthia!

  • Denise Oldham

    Really like this.

    • KimberlyCoyle

      Thanks, Denise:) It’s always lovely to see you here.

  • This is beautiful. It made me feel nourished, too.

    • KimberlyCoyle

      So happy the table could make you feel full too:)

  • yes! welcoming, warm, homey, love.

  • Amy L

    That sounds so peaceful. And I love your picture!

  • Kara

    this is lovely. time like this I constantly crave. thanks for sharing.

    • KimberlyCoyle

      I crave it too, and wish I spent more time writing at the table rather than eating at it!

  • Jennifer Peterson

    love this and the warmth on your back, picture perfect of God helping us pound out the words from our hearts! Glad to meet you and your beautiful writing,

    • KimberlyCoyle

      Thanks for reading, Jennifer:)

  • It’s beautiful. I love the image of you writing with the sun warming your back.

  • Really beautiful, Kimberly. Makes me long for a quiet spot in the sun to sit a while.

  • Mel

    Beautiful post…makes me wish the sun was shining through my window today. 🙂 Blessings on your day!

    • KimberlyCoyle

      We haven’t seen much sun in these parts lately either:(

  • Amy

    Such beautiful words. You make me wish I sit at that table and share a cup of tea with you.

    • KimberlyCoyle

      I suppose we’ll have to settle for a virtual cuppa:)

  • Beth

    This was beautiful, Kimberly. I’ve been struggling with finding the right space to write. You words inspire me. Blessings to you. Thank you for stopping by my page too!