Weekly Photo Challenge: Hope. When I think of hope I think of many things. But they all revolve around the ardent belief that: goodness will triumph over evil; that no matter how dark the evening there will be light—from the moon, the stars or the candles we light (metaphorically or literally); that people will truly shoot for the moon. So here are the photos I am posting. The first one (above)is of a daisy. It is based on a line from an e.e. cummings poem that says ‘I thank God someone is crazy enough to give me a daisy’. The next photo (above) is a lovely bird at the Riparian Preserve in my town. I think he looks hopeful that he will find something to eat!
The photo immediately below is of a sunrise. Why? From a hope-filled line in the Broadway musical Annie: “the sun will come up tomorrow; bet your bottom dollar that tomorrow…come what may….tomorrow, tomorrow, I love ya, tomorrow, you’re always a day away”. The next photo at the bottom is hope personified. It was taken at the Museum at the Meteor Crater in Arizona. It is part of a huge display dedicated to the US Space Program. The photo is of a plaque listing the 1st astronauts. They were certainly a bunch of heroic hopeful guys, in a program encouraged by one of the most inspiring hope-filled US Presidents ever—JFK.
Be of good cheer: the sun will come up tomorrow, and tomorrow , and tomorrow. [or as Scarlett O’Hara said ‘after all, tomorrow is another day’].