Saturday, March 13, 2010

Reflections: Hope

Hi folks, still time hungry, but wanted to leave you with a quick thought. A creative life is generally fraught with some struggle. There is the struggle of creating a work of art, followed by the struggle of finding an audience for the same work. The rope keeping you in the game is hope. For a long time hope is the only substance you're going to have of the thing you are hoping for. Hope is the buoy of reality of the thing you cannot see. I always write lists of things I'm hoping for. I thought I would share one with you.

I hope everyone comes together.
I hope suffering comes to an end.
I hope all the weary find rest for their souls.
I hope that I continually forgive.
I hope that mercy triumphs over judgment.
I hope the spirit that gives life endures.
I hope everything works together to the good.
I hope I don’t bow down in fear and give up.
I hope my words help.
Patience, endurance, endurance, hope.

Maybe you should try writing a list. Have a lovely week and seize the day.

Doodle of the week: "In a palace a spider wove a web."

I have two quotes this week because a lot of people have thought this hope thing through.

If you want to build a ship, don't herd people together to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea. Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Hope is what led a band of colonists to rise up against an empire; what led the greatest of generations to free a continent and heal a nation; what led young women and young men to sit at lunch counters and brave fire hoses and march through Selma and Montgomery for freedom's cause. Hope is what led me here today -- with a father from Kenya, a mother from Kansas; and a story that could only happen in the United States of America. Hope is the bedrock of this nation; the belief that our destiny will not be written for us, but by us; by all those men and women who are not content to settle for the world as it is; who have courage to remake the world as it should be. Barack Obama


Janet Lee Carey said...


Loved this post. the "In a palace a spider wove a web" doodle and the thrilling Antoine de Saint-Exupery quote.

All speak to hope.

MollyMom103 said...

Hi, Janet, glad you were inspired.

Faith Pray said...

Molly, thank you for sharing your words. That hope is so tangible and very much a rope pulling me up today. So thank you!

MollyMom103 said...

Oh, Faith, I'm so glad you were helped. Hope is so important to me.

Izzy said...

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