In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Circle of Five.”
A writer once said, “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” If this is true, which five people would you like to spend your time with?
Sometimes it is hard to take these prompts seriously. Here are my top three thoughts after reading this prompt:
1. Can Norman Reedus be in my circle of five? Actually, we could just make a circle of two. I kid, I kid. Kind of.
2. Two of the people I spend the most time with are children and the third is a man-child. What does this say about me?
3. I am mentally transported back to elementary or middle school days in P.E. where we had to choose teams for kickball or dodgeball or some other equally horrifying game with balls. Two team captains would alternate picking kids in a glorified popularity contest until the smallest/weakest/least popular kid was left. The whole time, every kid is chanting “pick me, pick meeee!” in their heads because NO ONE wants to be last. And remember when your best friend was chosen as a captain and you did a mental fist pump because you knew you would be picked FIRST?! Fun times. Where was I? Oh, yes, the daily prompt. Right. I am envisioning myself as the team captain and everyone I know is vying for a position on my Dream Team of Five like a bunch of school kids. Who will make the cut? Who will be snubbed? Will the introvert just say “screw it” and decide to forgo the circle and have some “me time?” Thank you, Word Press, for that mental picture. Funny stuff.