I personally think that "hope" is, for the most part, a vacuous proposition. I hope... We hope... Hope and Change... Give hope to... What does the word mean, really?
It offers no solutions, and so doesn't solve problems. In moments of sadness or despair "hope" is little more than an expression of desperation at worst, and comfort at best.
However, as my family watches this week, my Dad's life pass before us, hope can only represent our need for a kind and gentle transition, and a desire that the sun will be shining tomorrow.
I'll go with comfort at best...
June 1, 2010
resign and breathe
to a life-passage
resign and breathe:
is on someone's
Poem © 2010 by R. Burnett Baker
Photo © 2009 by R. Burnett Baker
Photo taken August 2009 by R. Baker in Ithaca, NY.