Recently I’ve noticed there are people who are asking if we’ve had enough of hope by now. They are saying hope does nothing to help our President move the country forward. In fact, some even say, hope is not what we need to make it all better; that we are being unrealistic by having hope. I might say that is considered hopeless thinking.
Americans have had hope since they came across the ocean from England as pilgrims. They braved a huge ocean to come to an unknown land and all they had was hope. Then they braved a huge wide-open country to ride in covered wagons across the dangerous wilderness to settle the West. They brought their hope along with them. Since then they’ve invented things, built things, and come up with huge ideas, all because they had the hope it would work.
Humans are the only creatures who know how to hope! Have you heard of a rabbit that has hope, or a cat?
We’re facing times of change now. Change is needed in many directions for the United States, the world, and the environment. The art world has always been expressive of these, sometimes painful, changes in our society. I prefer to think we will always have hope to succeed in life. Without that we have nothing.
A path to progress is one of hope, planning, staying on track, and moving forward.