From RevGals, a Friday 5 on Hope
My beloved speaks and says to me: “Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away; for now the winter is past, the rain is over and gone. The flowers appear on the earth; the time of singing has come, and the voice of the turtledove is heard in our land. The fig tree puts forth its figs, and the vines are in blossom; they give forth fragrance. Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away. Song of Solomon 2:10-13
Share with us five signs of hope that you can see today or have experienced in the past.
1. At a crowded hour on a rainy yesterday…sharing my single seater coffee shop table with a kind, grateful, considerate, stranger. We spoke only minimally but both parted smiling.
2. Watching a mother use mini post-it notes and a cookie sheet on a bus ride to teach her child letters and numbers.
3. The daffodils in buckets on bodega tiers, wating to offer someone a tantara of smiling– and the warm thoughtful memories I have of giving daffodils to my first crush.
4. No matter what devastation is in the NYT in the morning, I get up every day and try to make a difference and so do a heck of a lot of others.
5. My 148 goofballs, students, clowns of God, who are making their way in this world.
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Love these images of your life, thanks for sharing them.
I can picture so easily the signs of hope you see. Your words are visual poetry. Thanks for taking us along with you as you encounter hope in NYC.
All are great…but I espcially am drawn to #1. Thanks.
I love #2 – that is such a lovely picture. And I can tell from #4 that you have a very hopeful approach to life in general.
The image of the mother with the post it notes will stay with me throughout the weekend– great observations! Thanks for sharing them.
Re #4 – me too. Me too. Thanks.
wonderful images, love the mom on the bus in particular!
Tantaras! Wonderful! You may appreciate the series of other daffodil poetry going on in the Glasgow Herald poetry blog. I stumbled across them (the poems, nto the flowers) this morning and was quite enchanted. (too tired to recall how to stick the link in here, but you can google it.)
Thanks to each for stopping by! I sent an email to a friend recently after a disheartening day and said…Please remind me that there are others in this world who see what is real, touch truth, and still remain hopeful… I think I have found a whole other community of those people!