It’s time to hush the voice that whines on and on about how you’re no good.
It’s time to cram out the distractions and excuses and take pen to paper, keyboard to screen and write.
It’s time to write.
We call it Five Minute Friday.
Where everyone writes for five, unedited minutes all on the same prompt.
This week, that prompt is the challenge itself, the dare, the scary.
This week’s prompt is 'WRITE.'"
“We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.” -Anais Nin
It was probably in middle school when I saw the high school production of Jesus Christ Superstar. I had a crush on the guy that played Judas.
In the second act, the character sings a reprise of "I Don't Know How to Love Him." He's tormented by his act of betrayal; disgusted with himself and executes one of the most painful, beautiful lines:
"Does he love, DOES HE LOVE ME TOO?!!"
Out comes the cry of my heart.
I didn't know the words I was asking all those years when I questioned life, Jesus, Grace. I could never put it into words until that moment.
Does HE love me:
The bad seed, the black sheep, the cast off?
Does He love me TOO?
I finally came to understand GRACE in that one line.
I heard myself in Judas and I accepted HIM into my heart finally. I believed.. sure, but never REALLY let Him in.
That's when I fell in love with theater.
There was magic on that stage. In the darkness I saw the light. In the stage, I saw myself. There was magic in the song, in the voice, in the script. I've been in love ever since.
That one scene still comes to mind every so often.