“Hope is definitely not the same thing as optimism. It is not the conviction that something will turn out well, but the certainty that something makes sense, regardless of how it turns out.” — Václev Havel
“Remember. Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies.” — Stephen King
“Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and do the right thing, the dawn will come.” — Anne Lamott
“The very least you can do in your life is figure out what you hope for. And the most you can do is live inside that hope. Not admire it from a distance but live right in it, under its roof.” — Barbara Kingsolver
“You may not always have a comfortable life and you will not be able to solve all of the world’s problems at once but don’t ever underestimate the importance you can have because history has shown us that courage can be contagious and hope can take on a life of its own.” — Michelle Obama
“It is because of hope that you suffer. It is through hope that you’ll change things.” — Maxime Legacé
It’s remarkable how many remarkably comforting and thoughtful remarks people have been leaving on this blog about the recent loss of our remarkable kitty, Oscar.
It’s also remarkable, to me, how anybody can still support our remarkable U.S. President, who thinks it remarkable that he passed a cognitive test and remembered the words “Person Woman Man Camera TV.” I don’t think it’s that remarkable that I still remember those words in order, days after hearing them.
Recently, I remarked to my husband that I found it remarkable that somebody had used a marker to mark up a nearby wall with this:
Yesterday, I brought a marker with me on my walk, with the intent to re-mark that wall. However, my marker was remarkably thin, so I couldn’t remark the MAGA marks, even though I tried. Instead, I marked up the wall directly above, like so:
As I re-marked that wall, I listened for remarks from people nearby on the beach, who were enjoying the remarkable day. Everything was remarkably quiet. When I was done re-marking, I resumed my remarkable walk.
Which of my photos today are the most remarkable?
I find these images particularly remarkable, here and now.
It’s remarkable how comforting it is to have Harley around as we grieve the loss of our remarkable Oscar , who looked like this:
After I saw that cat food bag at the supermarket yesterday, I showed that photo to my remarkable husband Michael, who has so often remarked in many remarkable situations, “Look, Ann! That cat looks just like Oscar!”