155 Big Green Pen Minutes Day Seventeen: Grow

I am participating in the 31 Days of Free Writes October challenge. This is meant to be a free write, which means: no editing, no over-thinking, no worrying about perfect grammar or punctuation. (Confession: I can’t resist spell-checking!)

Today’s prompt: Grow

The Spanish word for “grow” is “crecer.”

I don’t honestly know the derivation of “crecer” but I suspect maybe it has its roots in “increase” or “incremental.” Whatever the case, it seems to me a more logical set of roots than whatever led to “grow.”

I like the logical …… the linear …… and this does not always work out well for me!

In school, a teacher told us to do a timeline of some period in history. I spent hours creating a physical timeline — the thing was HUGE — sheets of paper that took up lots of room …

… when I walked in to class the next day, I was the only person with a PHYSICAL timeline. I watched all my classmates turn in their typed timelines, realizing the teacher hadn’t meant a LITERAL timeline.

Most days, I’m happy that we can still keep growing and changing no matter our age, but other days, I just want to “be” — and take a break from all the self-questioning and challenges that are more difficult to surmount.

The timeline of life doesn’t seem to lay itself it very logically either. Maybe, in the background, that’s where the growth is occurring.

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9 thoughts on “155 Big Green Pen Minutes Day Seventeen: Grow

  1. Pingback: 31 Days (155 Minutes) of Five Minute Free Writes - Big Green PenBig Green Pen

  2. If I had been your teacher, your timeline would have been my favorite! I did a similar timeline for Spanish literature from middle ages to present, using dot matrix paper. I snaked along every wall of the living and dining room in my apartment.

  3. in 5 minutes you wrote the? It is so thought provoking and well written! I could go on about just the concept a lot and then about your report, it makes me smile. I bet your teacher learned a good lesson from you about giving instructions!

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