Posts Tagged with ‘hope’

Sunday Best – March 17, 2019

It’s a curious time of year in New England, yo-yo-ing from bleak to hopeful, and lately the news seems to be following suit, with horror and mourning snuggled right up next to courage and celebration. A good companion for this time has been the poetry of WS Merwin, who passed away on March 15, the […]

Sunday Best – May 20, 2018

Be joyful though you have considered all the facts.             – Wendell Berry I’ve been spending time lately in some circles where it’s cool to be cynical, clever to be critical. If you dare to raise a note of optimism in this crowd, you risk being branded a simpleton. Oblivious […]

Sunday Best – November 6, 2016

Unintentionally, our last two posts were “faith” and “hope”.  This seems to leave no choice but for today to be “love”. Yes, I have rolled my eyes at cheesy valentines, cringed at the still-standard question, “and what does your husband do?”, and too often confused warm-heartedness with soft-headedness. But as the world has gotten louder, and […]

Sunday Best – October 23, 2016

  Years ago, I was lucky to hear the legendary Rev. Prof. Peter Gomes reference a distinction that Vaclav Havel made between hope and optimism. I recall Rev. Gomes noting that optimism was not really so useful, since optimism could be crushed in the face of failure. But hope, he said, was a much deeper, […]

Sunday Best – June 19, 2016

  “Patience is also a form of action.”          — Auguste Rodin (attr.) When I first had a patch of dirt of my own, I excitedly ordered a garden’s worth of peony plants.  Visions of puffy pinkness filled my head.  Several weeks later, a shoebox appeared at my doorstep.  I opened it to […]

Getting Started, Keeping Going – Tribute to Seamus Heaney

This week I have read several thoughtful articles with advice for bloggers, all urging focus and thematic clarity (rightly so).  But today I am writing not about investing, but about poetry, experts and editors be darned.  Because Seamus Heaney’s work has helped me more than all of those blogger-advisers put together. Because poetry is one […]

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