On Fridays, I like to visit Lisa-Jo's blog, Gypsy Mama, because that is when she has her "Write for 5 Minutes" linky party. She challenges fellow bloggers to just write, without stopping to edit and obsess over each word...just to let the ideas flow...for five minutes and stop. Then the scary part: you have to post what you wrote.
Lisa-Jo's 5-Minute writing prompt this week is "If I knew I could, I would"...kind of a fun one, don't you think? So, here I go...first time trying this...
If I knew I could, I would pack up my little camper and drive it up to heaven. Once there, I would pick up my sister, Nancy, for just one more "Sister's Road Trip". Off we would go, through the clouds, to a remote lake where we could set up camp for a few days of quiet time together. We would bring a big stack of books with us, our cans of Tab, our matching "Sisters Road Trip" t-shirts, and a tub of "Cheese Balls" to share... like we always do. We'd start a campfire, unfold our gravity chairs, choose from the stack of books, and sit together reading until it gets too dark to see.
Then we would set our books aside and talk. I'd ask her what heaven is like. Has she seen Grammy and Grampa? She'd ask me how everybody back in Maine is doing. Is Kit OK? How was Christmas? Did Hank make his Grasshopper Pie for Easter? Did William ever marry Kate? Who are the finalists on American Idol? We'd talk until we were almost asleep and the fire had burned out....just remembering what it was like...to spend one more precious evening together.