24 Feb Five Minute Friday: Grit
It’s Friday again. Woo hoo! I know I completely skipped last week’s Five Minute Friday, but once again today I join The Gypsy Mama to write for five minutes on her weekly prompt. No editing or rewriting allowed. Click on the link to her site if you want to try it, too. The prompt this week is “Grit”.
I’ve always thought I had grit. Well, maybe not always. But I’ve always known I’m not a “prissy girl”. Although I like to look pretty, I’m not afraid to get my hands dirty. I love the outdoors. It takes grit to hike the Grand Canyon rim to rim in 100 degree temperatures, right?
But that stuff is just external. True grit has to do with backbone of a metaphorical nature. Maybe it’s all tied together but when I read Little House on the Prairie with Camilla, I think Caroline Ingalls had grit. She worked really hard, but that’s not even half of it. It takes real backbone to take your family out into unknown territory when you are actually quite a refined woman. To give up the life you’ve always known, with the knowledge that you will probably never see your family and friends again. Ever. And to set up a new house from scratch. More than once. Yeah, I don’t know much about true grit. But deep down I’m hoping she and I would be kindred spirits.
Okay, I totally got interrupted and had to come back to this. That’s what happens when I don’t do it first thing in the morning. C’est la vie. Happy Friday everybody!