HAWM Challenge Day 2: Quotation Inspiration
Prompt:Quotation Inspiration. Find a quote that inspires you (either positively or negatively) and free write about it for 15 minutes.
“Sometimes you climb out of bed in the morning and you think, I’m not going to make it, but you laugh inside — remembering all the times you’ve felt that way.” — Charles Bukowski
I’ve always had a connection with Bukowski’s writing. I quote him frequently all over Chronic Curve; the main quote on the right hand side bar is a Bukowski quote. This one in particular is always an absolute truth in my life. Regardless of the context in which it was written, the quote is literal for me. Physically, climbing out of bed is one of the hardest tasks to each of my days. There are times where I swing my legs over, struggle to balance myself, and crawl right back under the covers. There are times where I put my legs down and they shake, threaten to give, and I know it’s not going to be a good day. But I always remember this quote, and I remember that regardless of how I am when I wake up, no matter how hopeless I might feel, I always get through it. I have done it before and I will do it again. Again, and again, and again, and again.
And I laugh, because I am far too strong and determined to climb back under those covers. I’ll keep rising up and fighting, starting with that first morning battle of getting out of bed, until I cease to exist.
Because one Bukowski quote is just never enough, I leave you with this for your own writer’s challenge: