Five Minute Friday – Vivid

20 Jan

Today’s prompt word is: vivid and the idea is to write for 5 minutes, without overthinking or overcorrecting.  So, here goes…


Vivid is defined as: strikingly bright or intense and strong, distinct or clearly perceptible.

Colors are vivid.  In springtime, the bright colors of flowers and trees bloom forth to bring a  joyful appearance to the world around us that was gray and gloomy during winter.  When we wash clothes, we seperate out whites from our colors to keep the shade of fabric we wear vivid and unique.  People can also be described as vivid; in personality or imagination.  My 3 year old son definitely has a vivid imagination, which amazes me every day!

So many things that are ever present and tangible are vivid but why does it seem like the really important things in life are not?  Why is it that the memories and events that are most vivid in one’s mind are the most difficult ones?  I remember every detail of a car accident, a gut-wrenching phone call and my grandmother’s passing.  But, small details from my pregnancy with my son, my son’s birth and friends’ weddings have faded over time.  Of course I still remember the overall wave of excitement I felt on those happy times and I remember other tidbits of the events, but the entire experiences from beginning to end are a bit hazy.

I suppose this is because when we experience something wonderful in life, we don’t have to think about it much.  The event just happens and we enjoy it and lock it into our memory bank of good times.  But, when something awful occurs, we tend to pick it apart for a better understanding of why the rug has been pulled out from under us.

I find that the same thing goes for decision making; the correct path to take is not always clear (or vivid) but small hints may be given along the way to assist.  I guess if everything was clear and drawn out for us, it would be one lackluster world.


2 Responses to “Five Minute Friday – Vivid”

  1. Kevin January 21, 2012 at 3:01 am #

    Very good! And it makes perfect sense to me!

  2. JD04 January 23, 2012 at 1:59 pm #

    So true. Its amazing how much easier it is to remember the hard times. But the good ones are can be found in so many places if you are receptive to them. The sights, sounds and smells of every day life are full of wonderful recollections. Sure, all the details may not be there, but a wave of exhilaration from the sound of rainfall, the smell of your favorite flower, the laugh of a child, or just talking with an old friend; all can carry you further than any vivid bad memory could.

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