I am very honored to be able to provide this week's prompt. In short it is Always Looking Up.
This is how I came up with it: One of my heroes is actor Michael J. Fox (Back to the Future, Family Ties, Boston Legal, Doc Hollywood, etc.), who has been battling his Parkinson's Disease, which continues to worsen and debilitate him more and more each year. In 2009 Michael authored a book called Always Looking Up, which is a memoir of his previous decade. Despite his disease, Michael remains optimistic about his future. He has also formed the Michael J. Fox Foundation to help find the cause, treatments, and the cure of this awful disease. Here is Michael:
Here is a quote from Michael's book: "For everything this disease has taken, something with greater value has been given--sometimes just a marker that points me in a new direction that I might not otherwise have traveled. So, sure, it may be one step forward and two steps back, but after a time with Parkinson's I've learned that what is important is making that one step count; always looking up."
On that note, the prompt for this week is: Always Looking Up! (I figure if Michael J. Fox can look up, so can we all.) What comes to mind when you hear those words? If you disagree with them, feel free to write an opposite viewpoint. I look forward to seeing what you all come up with.
(Posted by Mary, who blogs at In the Corner of My Eye, and loves Poetry Jam)
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