Looking for Hope
So many days something impossible has happened.
Still I continue to look for hope. I wish I could explain why . Maybe
reasons don’t matter. I try to find ways to make life
better. Most of those ways are very small. Our neighbor went to a
country laundromat yesterday and she described how hard it
is for so many people, poor people especially, to wash their clothes there. Nineteen
dollars now for a big load washed and dried. I called a friend of a friend who once
owned three laundromats and asked how we could arrange for washing clothes to be
free. Creating a free laundromat will only solve a very small problem. But maybe
that’s all we can do. And get people to vote and try in the ways we can.
I posted this Albert Camus quote everywhere. Even hung it
in Hannafords supermarket in Cairo, New York, and at the Tiny Diner.
In the midst of hate, I found there was, within me, an invincible love.
In the midst of tears, I found there was, within me, an invincible smile.
In the midst of chaos, I found there was, within me, an invincible calm.
I realized, through it all, that in the midst of winter, I found there was,
within me, an invincible summer. And that makes me happy. For it says
that no matter how hard the world pushes against me, within me
there’s something stronger, something better, pushing right back.
And here’s a good story, which is actually true.
Love to Everyone.
Here’s a wonderful piece of music, for today.