Week 20 of Journal 52
The prompt was "Book Inspired". That was easy for me since I do have a favorite book, Wonderland by Joyce Carol Oates. This was the first, of many, books I read by Ms Oates. I picked the book up because it had an orange cover and caught my eye. But, then I saw it had earned literary awards, so I took it home. At first I thought, what a boring book. I didn't see the set up coming at all. When I got to the "punch" I sat frozen for a long, long time. This can't be, I thought, and reread it over and over. One day, many years later, I think I was able to face my own "punch" thanks to the lessons I learned from Ms Oates. You can let life push you down and stay there, or you can fight your way back. The choice is yours.