Tuesday, October 4, 2016

31 Days of 5 Minute Free Writes 2016 - 04: "Brew"


The first thing that came to my mind when I read the prompt was beer.  I come from a long line of alcoholics, but don't drink.  So, I had to think of something else.

Or do I?


To brew is also "to contrive, plan, or bring about."

What have I got brewing?  Nothing out of the ordinary...at least not now.

Hold on, I've got to find something sensible here...

**clock ticking**

Um, I like coffee.  You brew that, don't you?

**clock still ticking**

It's around 5:00 in the morning at the Y.  I've counted my drawer to start my workday.  Friendly customers come in.  Customers not ready to be as friendly this early in the morning come in.  To all, I raise my cup of fresh brewed coffee and smile.  My smile isn't simply because of the caffeine (that doesn't kick in until later), but the joy of what that warm soothing cup represents.  It represents a purpose for the day.  It represents the people I see every morning whose only smile and sincere welcoming greeting may come from me.  It may sound cheesy, but my brew represents warmth in a cold world, a doxology where praise can't always be found, and comfort from the outside forces where peace is often stolen.

So let's have a cup of fresh brewed coffee and sit down for a spell.



  1. I could totally see you brewing up hope and hello at the Y, a living doxology and testimony. Well said.