Hope is not the absence of tragedy

“Hope? Hope is not the absence of tragedy, my friend. It is the conviction that tragedy can be endured (Travis Beacham).” Like most Americans of a certain age, I can’t see the date of September 11 without thinking of 2001. And, like most people, thinking of one tragedy reminds me of others. Sometimes, it isContinue reading “Hope is not the absence of tragedy”

Impossible becomes possible

“Every day one grows a little, every day something is different so that in the heaping up of days suddenly a thing that was impossible becomes possible.” I just started reading The Power by Naomi Alderman. This line hit me like a warm balm that poured from the top of my head and settled comfortablyContinue reading “Impossible becomes possible”