i recognize in that a primary coping strategy for my life is to be hopeful. and dear god, the moments when that doesn’t work, i am filled with stomach swirling despair.
so, needless to say, this quote brought me strength and joy:
An optimist isn’t necessarily a blithe, sappy whistler in the dark. To be hopeful in bad times is not just foolishly romantic. If we remember those times and places where people have behaved magnificently, this gives us energy to act and at least the possibility of sending this spinning top of a world in a different direction.