Five Minute Friday: To See, To Look

It Is Friday Again, time for my moment of poetic creative thought inspired by Five Minute Friday! First: The Rules:
1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
3. And then absolutely, no ifs, ands or buts about it, you need to visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them in their comments. Seriously. That is, like, the rule. And the fun. And the heart of this community..
OK, are you ready? Please give us your best five minutes on::: Look

Ready. Set. GO


To See, To Look

I wear contacts, or glasses.
Often, contacts instead of glasses.
Because of my nose.
I think glasses make my nose look bigger than what it already looks.
So yea, contacts.

I wear contacts so that I can see.
That I can look and see and function as a part of society.

But do I really see?

I see the glow from the computer screen.
I see the status messages,
the instagram pictures,
the twitter feeds.

But do I really see?

I see the dirty dishes in the kitchen.
The stack of bills on the table.
I see the stain on my shirt,
the rip in my jeans.

But do I really see?

So I stop.
I breathe.

I see the smile on my son’s face as he wakes up and sees me home.
He hugs me.
He showers me in love for all of two minutes,
two precious minutes from an 11 year old boy.


I see my husband with appreciation fixing my coffee this morning.
I see with loving hands, he pours my cup,
adds some cream,
and brings it to me.
Appreciation because he knows this morning I am tired.
And so he pours his love on me,
with a soft touch by his hand on my hair,
and his gentle service at serving my morning coffee.


I see the beauty of God’s creation this morning as I drive to the chiropractor.
I see the sun, barley risen,
rays darting from between clouds.
I see colors that my camera simply cannot capture.
Colors of pinks, golds, reds.
I see these miraculous rays of light hit the tops of the trees,
and the orange leaves explode with early morning color.
The sky crisp.
The air crisp.


I wear contacts to see.
The Holy Spirit in my heart allows me to LOOK.


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12 thoughts on “Five Minute Friday: To See, To Look

  1. I got a giggle out of the “hug for 2 whole minutes” from your 11 year old. And seeing your husband’s service through such gracious eyes is an encouragement for me! I really enjoyed this piece of writing for FMF.

    1. Thank you for stopping by! Learning to see through the Holy Spirit is a beautiful gift. And as a mama, learning to treasure the moments your growing child wants to pour out his love is also a gift! ^__^

    1. Thank you! I thought a picture of my eye would fit the “see” and “look” concept I was going for. Used the “Instagram” app on my camera phone to take it. 🙂


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