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’].
A lovely post from a lovely lady, thank you Kate.
Right back atcha, dear Gilly . Thanks so much.
Great post … love the hope-ful descriptions of each one ..
thanks isadora! I am going to pop over and look at your post, too 🙂
Love the sunset and water. nice collection. 😉
thanks so much! two of my favorite photo subjects are water and sunsets or sunrises….
I love the idea of a challenge called ‘Hope’!
I was looking for details of what the challenge involves, but seem to be hopeless (haha) as I can’t find them! Great quotes you’ve chosen too.
Oh—Lorely—the weekly challenge is a photo submit thing. anyone can do it: copy the weekly photo challenge hyperlink on my page. Paste it on to yours. create a new post on your blog with photo(s) or whatevr. post it. then do that Ctrl C thing for the hyper link for that post. click on the weekly photo challenge in your own post. that will take you to the weekly challenge page. go to the comments section. write something in AND then do CTRL V to paste the link for your post. Then submit the comment. TA DA!!
Thanks! Did all that! Have now posted a couple of pix for Hope – and ‘hope’ to be back next week! What fun.
thank you for e.e. cummings
poem that says
‘I thank God someone is crazy
enough to give me a daisy’
Don’t you just LOVE his poetry? For years and years I had a poster on my wall with that quote. the poster was hot pink with a gigantic daisy in the middle of it.
I kinda think I identify more with Scarlet at times, but Annie really had it right. Beautiful pictures, espeially the sunrise.
As God as my witness, I understand Judee ;-). LOVE GWTW. Thanks for the kind comments.
great photos. great sunrise. the sun sure rises with hope
and sets with hope of rising back again the next day 🙂
It does. I know there have been times in my life when the grief was so heavy that I felt angry when the sun came up and life went on. I guess at those times I expected the world to come to a halt until i felt better;-).
Kate you light up the world, and I have the hug award and wish to give you a HUG today. 🙂 Jackie
Jackie, thank you so much for the affirmation and kind words! Thank you for the hug and the HUG award. I have already received it once—and Connie’s rules are I can only officially receive/accept it once. However, I am so honored that you deem me worthy of that fine award. You are such a loving person..
Each day and every new day can be a new start if we embrace it that way. We don’t have to look far to see that hope–simple as a daisy, big as a sunrise, graceful as a bird, living in the deeds of those brave enough to pioneer! Thanks for pointing us in a great direction today!
You are right. you know what? I appreciate you reminding ME!! Each day a new beginning…Lord keep me focused enough today to remember that all day and night. Thanks, Madeline!
Great entry for this week theme my friend 🙂
thanks buddy! Peace be with you. Yours is wunderbar too.
Those daisies made me smile and reminded me spring, the season of rebirth, is on its way. 🙂
I know—daisies, daffodils, crocuses, hyacinth, pussy willow, and forsythia all remind me of spring.
Hi! Good job! Love daisies. Wouldn’t you know it. Don’t have any, though, because each time I plant some they don’t grow. So I’ll just enjoy yours. 🙂
Thanks! I can’t get them to grow, either. Not at any home i have been in. I did have luck with black-eyed Susans when we lived in NJ. I counted that as a moral victory..
Beautiful interpretations Kate. A beautiful sunrise for a brighter day filled with hope 🙂
Thanks Gracie…Each day begins with new hope, doesn’t it!