Five Minute Friday: break

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“Break” comes with connotations of pain and I shy away: do I want to write about pain today?

But then I think of all the positive kinds of breaking: we may break a silence. We may break a fast. We may break from working or from school. Every morning day breaks through night, and weary watchers rejoice. A breaking may be a rest, a relief, a joy.

And I wonder if other things broken — the painful sorts of breaks — might also, viewed from another angle, be openings for joy?

Perhaps the broken heart, the broken dreams, the broken bodies are really broken to let in light, nourishment, hope of a kind we wouldn’t have imagined.

When morning arrives, we don’t mourn that a night has been broken, we thrill that a day has been made.

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Today, I join Kate Motaung and her Five Minute Friday writers to muse over her prompt, “break.” The button above will take you to her site.

©2015 by Stacy Nott

5 thoughts on “Five Minute Friday: break

  1. unspeakablejoymccoy says:

    I love your take on break and the positive connotations that go with it! My favorite was breaks being an opening for joy and a hope we wouldn’t have imagined! I love it! Thanks for sharing! Blessings, Carrie

  2. Beautiful post (as always)…..you write, “the broken bodies are really broken to let in light, nourishment, hope of a kind we wouldn’t have imagined”…and I feel that’s exactly my experience. Thank you, your FMF friend xx

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