Weekly Photo Challenge: 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…


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Book: “Little Bee”

Little Bee,by Chris Cleave, is a very special book.  It is about two women, one from England, the other a Nigerian refugee.   One fateful day, they meet and one has to make a very difficult decision, one that will affect their lives forever.

The writing is wonderful, the character development is excellent, and the storyline of a refugee is one that parallels people from many countries today.  This book will tug at your heart and make you laugh~but the thread that connects every page is the strong feeling of HOPE.

Don’t miss this one….