Monday, December 29, 2008

[hope] this is everything


The sign over the gates of Dante's hell reads, quite appropriately:
'All hope abandon ye who enter here.' [Cary's translation]

Liz Hinds says though:
The wind that took your dreams blows softly on it and the darkness itself is lit by the glowing ember, the fire that can’t be extinguished, that’s always there, the hope that makes the difference between living and dying.

When you're incarcerated, it's hope they wish you to despair of first. When you have nothing and become a serf, a slave, hope wrecks that dastardly plan. With no hope, there is resignation and a greater chance of controlling you. This is why a certain way of thinking, being based on hope, faith and charity, is so difficult to suppress [although they're giving it their best shot].

When a person continues to entertain even a glimmer of hope, he [she] can never be finally destroyed.

Calum Carr also did a post on hope here. He'll be sadly missed.


5 comments:

James Higham said...

It's general blog etiquette not to overtly advertise one's blog in someone else's comments section, unless one has a current post on that very topic. Please see point 5 above

On the other hand, Nourishing Obscurity likes to promote new blogs so please try Willie From.

CherryPie said...

It is hope which carries me through life. I know that even when life is at its worst there is always something better, just round the corner. It is just a matter of faith!

Liz said...

Thanks for the mention, James.

CalumCarr said...

There is another view here

James Higham said...

Yes Calum and sorry it was not credited. You see, I saw it as Liz and just posted. One of those blank moments, I'm afraid.