Friday, October 26, 2012

Five Minute Friday: Voice

Live from Allume, it's Thursday night! Well, actually it's Friday morning now . . . but I haven't gone to bed yet, so it seems like Thursday night. Two hours ago, I was sitting about ten feet from Lisa Jo Baker, the mastermind behind Five Minute Friday. We were having a Five Minute Friday Party! Live! It was so cool, except I seriously couldn't write with all those people in the room. And Stefanie snapping photos of me while I stared at my blank computer screen. So later I came back to my room and wrote there instead of going to sleep.

On Fridays, Lisa Jo hosts a Linky. Write for five minutes flat. No editing. No rewriting.

GO


The voices I heard tonight were beautiful. Words scribbled on Macbooks, iPods, smartphones, even regular old paper . . . And read by brave women into a microphone to a room full of strangers.

But not really strangers.

The words poured over me and flowed like the tears I cried all the way here this afternoon. Driving and crying and praising on the highway.

I have raised my voice in different ways today . . . lifted it in praise through tears and shaky faith. Smiled to meet new faces. Faces I’ve seen in thumbnail-sized avatars became life-sized and three-dimensional. Faces I’ve never seen, but watched closely as they voiced words of wisdom and life and compassion.

And now I put my voice into words on the page once again.

Breaking the silence of my bittersweet autumn.

STOP

So there you have it, folks. Sorry to be cryptic, but it's all I got right now.





7 comments:

  1. How brave you are! I can't imagine FMF live and how powerful and emotional it must be. Absorb it and remember. Have a great weekend with those women. Sorry I couldn't meet you in 3D as well.

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  2. I would be so scared to share my words in front of all of those beautiful women. So thankful you got to go to Allume. what a blessing!

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  3. "Faces I’ve seen in thumbnail-sized avatars became life-sized and three-dimensional. Faces I’ve never seen, but watched closely as they voiced words of wisdom and life and compassion." <-- I was just talking with a friend about how amazing and unexpected this "life online" is, and how it encourages offline and fosters amazing community. Have fun at Allume!

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  4. Beautiful! It sounds like you had a wonderful time :) God bless your weekend :)

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  5. Hi Alison,

    What a treat to meet ladies in person that were once just avatars...praying you continue to have a blessed time at Allume :)

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  6. Thank you for all your wonderfully kind comments. What a blessing!

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