Weekly Photo Challenge: Hope

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Hope.

There is Hope in a rosebud; Hope for the future flower that will soon burst forth, petal by petal.  There is a great amount of energy inside this rosebud, gathering force to push forward.  For this rosebud, Hopefully, there will be a future, if the weather cooperates, and other obstacles such as animals, clumsy feet and clippers don’t get in the way.

There cannot be any Hope without action.  Along with Hope there must be motion, movement, endurance and strength.
The rosebud has all of these.   Struggling to make it to the bloom stage, it is full of action and Hope.

 Without a minimum of hope, we cannot so much as start the struggle.    ~Paulo Freire (1921-1997)*

*from Paulo Friere’s Pedagogy of Hope 

Have a good evening, readers…

Judy 

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32 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Hope

  1. I nominate you for  http://ahopefortoday.com/2012/01/14/hope-unites-globally-hug-award-guidelines/
    You have one of the best blogs ever…. BIG HUG

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  3. ummm waoo beautiful 🙂
    yes there is a hope in this beautiful creature ,
    and aye hope ,reminds me of my fav quotation
    “hope for the best and prepare for the worst “

    • Wow. Nice quote, Nalik! It’s perfect for my post! I totally forgot about that quote! But don’t you think it looks like a rosebud on steroids?
      I had no idea it was going to look so huge! Thanks for you compliment!

  4. Hope is what keeps us going.
    Hope is what puts a smile on our face 🙂
    A rosebud surely is an epitome of hope.

    What a wonderful photo epitomising the red blood;
    blood that runs in all of us without any distinction 🙂

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