What keeps us alive, what allows us to endure?
I think it is the hope of loving,
or being loved.
- Meister Eckhart
Knows no fear.
Hope dares to blossom
Even inside the abysmal abyss.
Is no life at all.
Hope passes beyond,
The abyss of despair.
"We live by admiration, hope and love."
If you lose hope, somehow you lose the vitality that keeps life moving, you lose that courage to be, that quality that helps you go on in spite of it all. And so today I still have a dream.
I steer my bark with hope in the head, leaving fear astern. My hopes indeed sometimes fail, but not oftener than the forebodings of the gloomy.