Saturday, 5 November 2011

NaBloPoMo: November 5.

After spending all day wondering why there was no prompt for today I realised that it states on the sight that the weekend is for 'free' writing. I decided to make my own prompt as I dislike the idea of having gaps in this for the weekend.. Also I am sick and procrastinating like a boss so I require something to do!

November 5Share your favourite poem/quote/excerpt and why it is your favourite/what it means to you.

Late last year during a rough patch I was on you tube watching Tom Waits videos (if you have no idea who that is go look him up) when I came across the following video of Tom Waits reciting 'The Laughing Heart' by Charles Bukowski;

 your life is your life
don’t let it be clubbed into dank submission.
be on the watch.
there are ways out.
there is a light somewhere.
it may not be much light but
it beats the darkness.
be on the watch.
the gods will offer you chances.
know them.
take them.
you can’t beat death but
you can beat death in life, sometimes.
and the more often you learn to do it,
the more light there will be.
your life is your life.
know it while you have it.
you are marvelous
the gods wait to delight
in you.

I cried my eyes out after watching that video. Why? Well it 'spoke' to me at a time when I needed to hear good, positive words and as someone who has suffered long and hard for almost 10 years with depression and anxiety, this helps me immensely when I am feeling down.

I can't even explain how much the above words mean to me. Just one of those unexplainable things I suppose.


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