This week's 5 Minute Friday writing-without-stopping-just-for-the-fun-of-it prompt is: DANCE. Ready? Go!
I hear the music. Literally. Loudly. Coming from somewhere a few concrete backyards away it would seem. It's 11:15pm (yeah... not technically Friday here yet so I feel like I'm cheating!!!) but surely at midnight and likely until the wee, wee hours of the morning I'll be hearing the music and the people will still be dancing because here in Peru? The parties don't end early. : ) Frequently on the weekends I can hear the faroff nightclub music still pounding at 4:30am. Sheesh! But here's the thing... Will I join the dance or not?
Now, no... I'm not literally going to go dancing. But I still have a choice to make as I snuggle down into my bed tonight and every other night like this. Will I grumble and gripe about how much the people here love to party and celebrate and how I have to listen to it even at midnight when I want to sleep? Or will I appreciate it and thank God for the people making the music and pray for them to know Jesus and smile at the beauty of a people who aren't afraid to make a bit of noise when they're happy?
Goodness, it can be so much more complicated. I know there is a lot of icky that can go with the all night party... but MY choice is mine to make...
Wow, 5 minutes goes by quickly. : ) And goodness it's hard not to go back and EDIT.
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