Today is . This is where a group of us gather for a writing exercise hosted by Lisa Jo Baker. Lisa gives us a one word prompt and then we write whatever comes to mind from that prompt for five minutes flat. Then we stop. We don't spend time over thinking or editing. We just share our thoughts. Please join us.
Today's prompt is CROWDS.
I really don't like crowds. I don't mind large parties that I host where I know everyone but I dislike being anywhere where you are going to be jostled, pushed, shoved, etc.
I think it must be as a result of working as a cop for 25 years. The first thing we did when we retired was move to 12 acres in the middle of a small community. There are no crowds. If we go to the mall we go north from here. There are no crowds. If we go to the movies we go in our own little town or to a matinee. There are no crowds. We made the mistake of going shopping last Saturday...There were crowds....I am used to going during the week and during the day when perhaps there is a handful of people other than myself. I am not used to having to watch out for people walking into me because they are looking at their cell phones instead of where they are walking.
Even our Lord would need to get away from the crowds and find a quiet space for himself.