For the New Year: Living in Hope

A quote from one of my favorites, Barbara Kingsolver, with thanks to my dear friend JJ for sharing it with me. Source: Animal Dreams

Here’s what I’ve decided: the very least you can do in your life is figure out what you hope for. And the most you can do is live inside that hope. Not admire it from a distance but live right in it, under its roof. What I want is so simple I almost can’t say it: elementary kindness. Enough to eat, enough to go around. The possibilty that kids might one day grow up to be neither the destroyers nor the destroyed. That’s about it. Right now I’m living in that hope, running down its hallways and touching the walls on both sides. I can’t tell you how good it feels.

Inspired by the Colorado mountains, recently re-read Jon Krakauer’s Into Thin Air.

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