Category Archives: hope

reweaving.

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in recent days

i have seen and read about

 many gestures of hospitality

 one reaching out to another

 with each act

i find a renewed sense of hope.

“hospitality is always an act that benefits the host even more than the guest. the concept of hospitality arose in ancient times when the reciprocity was easier to see: in nomadic cultures, the food and shelter one gave to a stranger yesterday is the food and shelter one hopes to receive from a stranger tomorrow. by offering hospitality, one participates in the endless reweaving of a social fabric on which all can depend – thus the gift of sustenance for the guest becomes a gift of hope for the host.”

-parker j. palmer

 

orchid.

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never 

in spite of all efforts

have i been able

to keep an orchid alive

somehow

in spite of a pot cracked 

on the very first day

and

fingers crossed

trying to care for it

this tiny orchid

has survived

 even thrived.

 a surprise new flower emerges.

 

“patience is the art of hoping.”

-luc de clapiers

hope floats. until it sinks.

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(this is hope. she is not me, but is an enthusiastic re-enactor)

went to the gym

on what

had to be

the most

hopeful day

of the entire year

january first

new year’s day

first day

of resolutions kept

the energy palpable

 electricity in the air

and sweat

and

postive thinking

and vim

and vigor

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(a crack team of synchronized re-enactors)

with enthusiasm

brimming over

and cheering

and

a shared

spirit

 we all

worked hard

while we

watched the rose bowl parade together

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and

celebrated

our own

new coach’s

long-awaited

return home

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and

each of us

believed

and

hoped

for our

own reasons

that

this was

just

the beginning

of

wonderful changes

coming into

our lives

at least for this day.

hope is a waking dream.
– aristotle

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