Written for fun, as prompted by Lisa-Jo's (aka The Gypsy Mama) "Five Minute Friday" challenge; this week's prompt "If you met me." (Click for explanation and details.)
If you met me, I hope within minutes we'd be fast friends sharing laughter, and not because there was pepper in my teeth or pants unzipped or, heaven forbid, "bats in the cave"! Because all of those things have happened at one time or another to me, and given the human condition, I'm pretty sure they've happened to you, even if you don't know it or have never told anyone out loud.
I love to laugh.
I'd want to know about you. I'd ask too many questions. But I'd look deep into your eyes and read you from the inside, looking and listening for the things you're telling me without words.
I'd think the best of you.
You'd find me to be warm and inviting, wanting to know more; I least I hope so. And maybe you'd learn about me. I wouldn't impose my life story, but if you asked the right questions you could learn a lot about me. It'd be impossible not to tell you about the most important people in my life, my husband and my children, but we'd probably get to other things, candid and deep. I'm open that way, which is sometimes misleading.
It's sometimes gotten me into trouble…
Would you see Jesus? I wonder that, I really do, because the truth is I wouldn't tell you about Him when we first met, but would you see Him in me?
Wow…I have GOT to be the slowest writer on the planet when I write these prompts! I'm surprised at the volume of some of the participants I've read in the past for 5 Minute Friday–and the quality of writing! Really, truly, join in, try your hand and let me know if you do!!
I totally agree — some of these prompts keep me thinking more than typing and then my entry is awfully short!
I have to admit I’m not familiar with the phrase “Bats in the cave” — I think I’m glad. 🙂
“i’d see the best in you.”
i like the sound of that. i’m one of those compulsive types that always wonders what people REALLY think of me. my hubs says i see myself totally different than everyone else does. whew! thank god!!
ah fun! love your 5 minutes and i agree….i must write slow too! and i love the “i’d think the best of you” such a gift you give to others.
i agree, this is what I see when I look at you 🙂
Jesus is written all over your earnestness…just sayin”
Awe, I can learn a lot through your words. I love that you say, “I’d see the best in you.” That is awesome.
Welcome to Lisa-Jo’s world – such fun. I’m not familiar with that ‘bats in the cave’ reference, either, but the rest of it? Oh, yeah! Love your blog and enjoyed this contribution to 5 Minute Friday.
Stopping by from 5 Min. Fridays!
I love how you started this! Oh what a way for friendships to start! 🙂 Loved what you wrote — resonated on so many levels.
“but if you asked the right questions you could learn a lot about me” … scares me sometimes when I become all shy and awkward, tripping over my words, wanting to ask the right questions and get to know someone, really get to know them …
and this? “I’d think the best of you.” I wish more were like you. “See to it that no one misses the grace of God ….” (Heb. 12:15)
and that is just what happened when I met you.
You got more out than I did in 5 minutes!
I don’t know what bats in the cave is either. lol