Five minutes to write. Just write. No (or maybe that should be less?) overthinking, just writing 🙂
Today’s prompt….is tender.
Tender is the night, lying by your side,
Tender is the touch, of someone that you love too much…
Whenever I hear the word ‘tender’, those words pop into my head. It’s about openness, vunerability, kindness, gentleness…so much of what love, and what friendship, is. It’s putting yourself out there and trusting that when you jump, somebody’s going to be there to catch you.
Life is full of tender moments, and moments where we are called to be tender, to be kind, to give of ourselves.
Whether it’s a frightened child, a worried lover or an ill friend, some situations are tender and require that we come at them from a different, more gentle place.
Other times the situations themselves are so tender, so precious, so special…first ‘I love yous’, newborn fingers around your finger, watching a child you’ve helped to learn and grow soar, blinking back tears (or often in my case bawling my eyes out ;)) as two people you love start a new life together as man and wife, sunrises which stretch forever over the blue-grey sweep of the firth, ‘kindred spirit’ moments with friends, fond remembrances.
Thank heaven for tender and all it teaches us.