Friday, July 06, 2012

Five Minutes: Story

Each week Gypsy Mama chooses a word to write about for five minutes. No editing, stream of consciousness. Today's word is: Story.

Ready.  Set.  Write.

People usually wince when I start to tell a story.  Why?  Because my stories contain all the details available nicely organized in chronological order.  I love telling stories (some would say I just love to talk) and reliving experiences to share with others.  Conversely, I am probably one of the few people who will sit and listen to your stories.  As much as I love telling my own, soaking in other people's life experiences are just as enjoyable.

That must be why I love to read.  My life is way too busy for a single gal with no man, no children, no pets.  It comprises a lot of work (of which I'm thankful for, even on the craziest of days) and lot of service and activity with my church (which I also am grateful to have in my life).  But between those two things and the daily tasks of life - cleaning, laundry, bill-paying - finding a quiet time to curl up with a book is a challenge.  Thank goodness for my Kindle that I have with me wherever I go.  I'm able to pop it open at a moment's notice and read in small spurts as I have the time.

A couple of weeks ago, I was at the salon getting my hair done.  I was sitting there reading my latest book, extremely engrossed in the storyline set in Italy, that a co-worker came up to me and I almost didn't hear her.  She also being a reader completely understood my absorption.  Getting lost in a book...whether in the midst of a busy salon or in the quiet of my home is a journey I love to take.

1 comment:

wordsbyrobin said...

We can become too absorbed in our own story at times. Your writing today encourages me to pay close attention to the stories I meet on the path today.