I like to participate in Five Minute Friday. I know, it’s actually Saturday, but the link stays open all week. It means, I just write for 5 minutes on the prompt over at Lisa Jo Baker’s site. Whatever comes up. No extensive editing. No over-thinking. Just writing.
This week’s prompt is Small.
A wood between worlds;
A wardrobe with a secret.
A painting alive with ship & sea.
Lands called Wonder-, Never-, and Oz.
A chocolate factory a buzz.
100 acres with animal friends,
A little girl with matches,
A boy in a Snow Queen’s spell.
Green gables & houses on prairies, and
Life with the “Wild Things”.
You see, Tolkien, Lewis, Andersen, Carroll, Barrie, Milne, Alcott, & countless others understood something powerful:
Children’s minds & hearts are open to the greatest dreams & the grandest adventures
Though children are small, there is no limit to where the imagination can take them. Their faith is often great, and their curiosity greater. Small is merely how we perceive them…
Oh, that I could dream as big now as I did when I was small…