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Today's #5for5BrainDump Prompt: My secret of life is…
There is no secret of life. It is all out in the open, praying to be heard to be seen to be witnessed to be copied and morphed and most of all loved.
Like the scene in “The Sound of Music” when Maria spontaneously gives the Captain a thing or two that’s on her mind, all about parenting from a young governess who has no children herself but knows a whole helluva lot about love – even though we don’t know the under pinnings of that character’s story, we know she knows a lot about the present moment (singing all over Salzburg, parading around in matching clothes made out of curtains that none of the teen kids balk at wearing?)
There is no secret of life, there is just action or inert stuck in whatever present moment we are living.
Me writing while it is still dark out, listening to jazz courtesy of youtube while drinking coffee.
My cleaning up the cat’s puke – she attempted to be neat and tidy and put all her puke in a clean coffee cup sitting on the counter, empty. This single act of love (even if accidental, who has ever heard of a cat being so careful?) made me smile as I cleaned it up and tossed the mess into the trash.
The secret of Alice’s life is she has an owner who adores her so one musn’t make a mess when one must puke. Instead, do one’s best to puke into this empty container right by that thing she visits every morning. At least she’ll see it before the day has progressed too far, right?
She slept on my hip this morning.
I imagine her waiting in my bedroom, quietly sans purr, to see how I would respond to her gift.
I silently cleaned it away, smiling.
My secret of life is forgiveness, grace and acting as love in each moment.
And now, you.
Write to this:
My secret of life is……
(add any links to your writing in the comments).
Julie Jordan Scott
is the founder and creator of 5For5BrainDump. She has been inspiring artistic rebirth since 1999.