Posted by: r.m. | February 20, 2011

hope

I just finished re-reading Barbara Kingsolver’s excellent book – Animal Dreams.

There’s a section that means something to us all, I’m sure, and particularly now.

“The very least you can do in your life in your life is to 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 probability that kids might one day grow up to be neither the destroyer nor the destroyed. That’s about it. …”


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