Hope in 100 words.

Below are my thoughts from this afternoon as I sat in the university library. I decided to turn them into a 100-word challenge about my favourite theme of ‘hope’.

This common space houses many individual ones, each one in turn inhabited by a lone agent, grappling with their own private complexities. What is it that motivates them? What drives them to commit themselves to an idea, a thought, a belief? What are all these humans striving towards? Is it for the simple joy of learning? Are they all hoping for a better life or, dare I suggest, a better world? Will these quiet musings and silent words turn into anything more? Let’s live in hope. For, after all, that is what keeps us all going. Here’s to you, hope.

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Image: Vicky Wasner, Nov. 2016

One thought on “Hope in 100 words.

  1. Related to the theme of hope……a few weeks ago an African artist I was talking with had a very interesting view of hope. I had asked him a question one of my sons recently asked me: “Why if life in Africa is so hard and terrible are the people always smiling in pictures? And this Nigerian man told me: “They smile because they have a hope for hope.” I loved this, changed my whole perspective on hope.

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