“Rise and rise again, until lambs become lions.”-Russell Crowe, Robin Hood 2010
No one seems to know the exact origin of this quote but its message is undeniable. Do not give up, keep fighting, and the day will come when you prevail.
It seems appropriate to remember this with the anniversary of our independence happening in a few days. We rose up and continued to rise until we prevailed as a nation. Today, despite our problems, we are a country who values and celebrates a person’s ability to overcome obstacles and achieve greatness. Who among us doesn’t love a good underdog story?
Writers must remind themselves of this all the time, especially those of us who are still in the process of becoming published. The knowledge that one day our stories could change a life, make a difference even if it’s only to lift someone’s spirits for a short while…inspires us to never give up, to rise and rise again.
Because we know in those brief, glorious moments…we will become the lion.