Thursday, April 03, 2008

Hope

My best friend and I have had an on-going discussion of hope over the last week or so. He's not sure of its virtue and I can't imagine life without it.

He says hope is, on a fundamental basis, disagreement with what is.

She says hope inspires action toward a desired goal or state of being.


He says action springs from expectation based on previous experience.

She says expectations lead to big, big trouble.

It doesn't matter that much what he says or she says. What matters is having friends to discuss the important stuff with. That is one of life's true blessings.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Well, there's one thing we truly do agree upon. :)

Mercurious said...

Does bring to mind a certain writing project once considered, though. Perhaps a discussion?

Suzy said...

I think mercurious is right- bring that discussion about that certain writing project right on up to the table......

Love,
Suzy

mamatulip said...

I'm prone to lean toward your line of thought.

Deb said...

Amen, Sister!

A certain writing project. . . . Now there's something to hope for.

Carrie Wilson Link said...

What makes life worth living without hope? I don't consider it optional.