I haven’t joined in on one of these for quite a while so I figured today would be a good day! The Olympics have started, Friday is finally here, the puppy is sleepy, and my fingers are ready to write. Here’s the deal…I’m linking up with Lisa-Jo (she loves Africa too) and the “rules” include writing for 5 minutes without extreme editing or worrying about being perfect. The prompt…
One of my aunts recently shared my grandmother’s little journal with my dad. I quickly asked if I could take the journal first. This is the grandmother that I really only knew through pictures and stories. She died when I was 2. But oh did she go out with a story. She just happened to die while walking down (or was it up?) some steps of a cathedral in Spain. She has always intrigued me. This mother of three who traveled and who now I know wrote. She even included pictures within her journal, which I absolutely adore. She was specific and real in the bits and pieces I’ve read. Her mother died when she was young and she went to live with her aunt and uncle. Yet, she made a point even in her journal to say that they were both mom and dad and aunt and uncle to her. I’ve barely dug into this little treasure, but I’m excited to discover the world she lived in and the words she chose. This little journal makes me wonder what I would think if someone opened up one of the countless journals on my shelf. Would they find my stories of Africa tucked in the pages or the questions I have for God? Would they see my heart and hear my hurt? There’s so much to be found in writing. So much to be shared.
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Wow, what a cool thing to receive!