Thursday, June 13, 2013

Thursday's Children: Inspired by Hope

A couple of weeks ago,  I wrote about how wonderful it is to have a supportive and interactive writing community. While reflecting on that, I realized something.

Hope, beautiful and luminous hope, suffuses our enterprise. I picture it as pink or perhaps a pale, lovely green.

“Hope” is the thing with feathers -
That perches in the soul -
And sings the tune without the words -
And never stops - at all -

And sweetest - in the Gale - is heard -
And sore must be the storm -
That could abash the little Bird
That kept so many warm - 
- Emily Dickinson

Writers have an energetic belief that success is just around the corner, that this book, query, contest, agent, publisher will be the one. We're living the dream--our dream. And if one avenue doesn't work, then we'll try another.  Right? And our friends will cheer us on.

Success is sweet. But so is hope and a sense of possibility.


Anonymous said...

Yes, very true. I do picture it a tender shade of green, like a newly sprouted seedling.

Elaine said...

I think that's a lovely thought. You have to keep hoping as an author - hoping that you'll be published one day, hoping that people will read and enjoy your work, and so many other hopes.

Mia Celeste said...

Yep,I'm with you. Hope is good!

Kristina Perez said...

That is one of my very favorite poems!