Barack Obama didn’t invent hope. He enunciated something that many people felt the lack of without themselves giving it a name. Many young people connected to that feeling in a deep way.
At the time, the surge -resurgence – of hope felt like a fundamental shift in the nation’s outlook. These days, hope seems bold and audacious. Particularly personally. My stores have been depleted and I am struggling with the very idea of its existence.
I suppose the thing is, tonight I am deciding to be audacious. To foster the life affirming force and just deal with it [when] it fails.
Actually, perhaps that is hope’s true purpose? To get us from here to there? No solution, no resolution – just transition. This just occurred to me.