Hope is not about what we expect. It is an embrace of the essential unknowability of the world, of the breaks with the present, the surprises. Or perhaps studying the record more carefully leads us to expect miracles- not when and where we expect them, but to expect to be astonished, to expect that we don’t know. And this is grounds to act. ~Rebecca Solnit
there was a moment here and there when we felt the deep well of forgiveness, mercy, hope……we learned what we always wondered…..we can give hope……
inquiry for today~ within the depths of despair and insufferable pain, how can even a little offering be meaningful?
We need to send into space a flurry of artists and naturalists, photographers and painters, who will turn the mirror upon ourselves and show us Earth as a single planet, a single organism that’s buoyant, fragile, blooming, buzzing, full of spectacles, full of fascinating human beings, something to cherish. Learning our full address may not end all wars, but it will enrich our sense of wonder and pride. It will remind us that the human context is not tight as a noose, but large as the universe we have the privilege to inhabit. ~Diane Ackerman