Friday, October 21, 2011

Five Minute Friday: Beyond

I have been having trouble finding the time, and in particular the mental energy, to blog lately. I find that most evenings, when all the necessities are completed, I am more in the mood to curl up in front of the TV than to think hard and deep about my life. So I'm going to take an idea that I first saw on my friend Mama Bear's blog, that originated with the gypsy mama: Five Minute Friday.

So now I get to write about the assigned word for five minutes without stopping to edit or erase or to think about whether or not it's the right thing to write. If I can do that. So here it goes.


Beyond the Sunset. It's a beautiful old hymn I sang at my grandfather's funeral this past July. I know a lot of old hymns but I didn't know this one, and I'm glad I do now. "Beyond the sunset, oh blissful morning, when with our Savior, heaven is begun, earth's toiling ended, oh glorious dawning, beyond the sunset when day is done." 

I've been sick this week, and I've spent a lot of time thinking about how unhappy I am with my body. I will be happy when earth's toiling is ended and I get a new one. Certainly there are a lot of people in the world who suffer through worse sickness than I do, but I am frustrated with this weak body of mine none the less.

Beyond the horizon.  I wonder what's out there. I wonder what is ahead of me in life that I can't see coming, that I have no idea is waiting for me.  That I am unprepared for.  Things I will love, things I will hate. Blessings, both of them. 

And that's five minutes.


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