It wasn’t that she was sad-sadness had very little to do with it, really, considering that most of the time, she felt close to nothing at all. Feeling required nerves, connections, sensory input. The only thing she felt was numb. And tired. Yes, she very frequently felt tired.
Once upon a long ago time I was a girl with hopeful halos in my eyes-not unlike you-not a typical beauty but beautiful nonetheless, as all young girls tend to be in their prime, even if they don’t tend to know it.
Dad thinks I’m ready to fly around the country as the Ambassador of Hope, but Mom thinks I’m a frail little bird with broken wings.
Well, and what was there in that?–Who ever hung his hopes upon so frail a twig?
When all hope is gone and your back is against the wall, ‘Pray.’
Ask God to guide you and he will take good care of you.
At some point, even the greatest misery begins to fade. Life, or what passes for life, plods on in it’s own unending weary footsteps, and somehow we plod along with it, if we stay lucky.
What is needed is not that a religion be true, meaning that what it claims exist beyond the ink it is written with in a holy book. That is hard to prove. What is important is that a religion be a good system to help us mere mortal deal with our short and troubled life in the universe. Whether what we hope for in the afterlife materializes or not is not important, what is important is that we believe it will materialize and that gives us hope.
If America and the Western world continue in their state of unconscious hopelessness, lack of faith and of fortitude, it is predictable that they will not be able to resist the temptation of the big bang by nuclear weapons, which would end all problems – overpopulation, boredom, and hunger – since it would do away with all life.
Faith is throwing yourself into the arms of the unknown and trusting that you will be safe in the hands of that monster
Despair is not for the living
but for those unable to rise and continue;
they are the only souls with a right to it.
It is an end where breath and strength and will
have vanished, leaving no way to persevere.
To sink into the abyss that is despair
is to suffer an existence far worse than death;
therefore, cling to its enemy, our ally-hope.
For life goes on,
and we must not live in despair.
We must not.