Hope is not some blind, unattainable thing; wishful thinking. Hope is the belief that no matter how difficult things may seem or feel there is a way forward. Hope is when all we know falls away but we are willing to find a way through, to find a new path through the rubble.
Hope is the seed we plant that blossoms as we find a way to make this new world work. Sometimes it wilts with pieces of us over the years, but if you carry it in your heart it will never be extinguished.
* this is adapted from a post I made in January on my other blog.