Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Hope

You know, you see these bums, you know, blowin' up the campuses. Listen, the boys that are on the college campuses today are the luckiest people in the world, going to the greatest universities, and here they are, burnin' up the books, I mean, stormin' around about this issue, I mean, you name it - get rid of the war, there'll be another one.

-- Richard Nixon, New York Times, May 2, 1970



Kent State May 4th, 1970



Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it.--- George Santayana



Hope


Hope is the thing with feathers

That perches in the soul,

And sings the tune--without the words,

And never stops at all,

And sweetest in the gale is heard;

And sore must be the storm

That could abash the little bird

That kept so many warm.


I've heard it in the chillest land,

And on the strangest sea;

Yet, never, in extremity,

It asked a crumb of me.

Emily Dickinson

We have choices. I choose hope. For all our children.

11 comments:

DCup said...

Me, too.

Missy said...

What a juxtaposition--Nixon statement/Kent State-ment.

Let's all choose hope.

Randal Graves said...

Sock it to me?

Hope you hopers (hopians? hopitarians?) are right.

Anajo/Anijo/JoAnn said...

Am I doomed to repeat the same stupid mistakes over and over again? Say that it ain't so.

Unconventional Conventionist said...

That's my favorite Emily Dickinson, Mr. Free Cheese.

You should write an ode to cheese, know that I think of it.

Dean Wormer said...

Hope it is!

susan said...

I agree.

Hope is patience with the lamp lit. ~Tertullian

Anajo/Anijo/JoAnn said...

I see that you are also busy and still have the same post up.

That old Hippie song "give peace a chance" came to mind... I know, I know, it's too silly!

Anyway, I'm feeling a lot of hope these days. I just hope that I'm not disappointed come Nov 4th..

Anajo/Anijo/JoAnn said...

I see that you are also busy and still have the same post up.

That old Hippie song "give peace a chance" came to mind... I know, I know, it's too silly!

Anyway, I'm feeling a lot of hope these days. I just hope that I'm not disappointed come Nov 4th..

Anajo/Anijo/JoAnn said...

Oops.... Guess I should put down the bong..

okjimm said...

Right, Jo, put down that Bong!

Susan, Dean.... I gotta hope we have HOPE after the election...it is the best we can expect.

UC...an Ode to Cheese sounds good....I tried it a couple of times and ended up making a cheese burger instead!

Dcup&Missy.... Let's all Hope together...Voting for Hope is better than voting for the Dope!

Randal...I am trying to be a Uhopian. I hope the Packers make the playoffs....I hope the price of beer goes down....

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