Hope and Imagination

Ada Lovelace wrote, “Imagination is the Discovering Faculty, pre-eminently… that which penetrates into the unseen worlds around us.”  So I say, “Imagination is the flame that lights the world that has yet to happen.” This flame is fanned by hope.   Hope is the willingness to imagine when all seems rot. Hope is not wishful thinking and is not passive or lazy.  Hope is active and makes noise.  Hope is willful and anticipates surprise.  Hope is braver than disappointment and stronger than sorrow.  Hope and imagination birth worlds. 
 
I will hope
I will hope in the dark
I will hope when there is no spark
I will hope when all is dashed
I will hope when cuts the lash
I will hope when dawn is bright
I will hope when all is right
and then, I will hope still
Posted January 8th, 2017 in Uncategorized.