Hope is getting a lot of air time this political season and I do believe we have a lot to be hopeful about. Make sure you are registered to vote, deadlines are approaching. Ask everyone you know if they are registered, we all need to use our voices to be heard.

When I came upon this poem recently it made me think about hope in a very everyday way and when I gazed on these amazing dahlia's on my worktable last week, I was, and am, filled with hope and wonder. So I leave you with a lovely Mary Oliver poem to get your Monday going as we, "build the universe."

Song of the Builders by Mary Oliver

On a summer morning
I sat down
on a hillside
to think about God - 
a worthy pastime.
Near me, I saw
a single cricket;
it was moving the grains of the hillside
this way and that way.
How great was its energy, 
how humble its effort.
Let us hope
it will always be like this,
each of us going on
in our inexplicable ways
building the universe.

One Response to Hope

  1. stephanie says:

    Thank you for this beautiful poem Fran! I do have HOPE and I walked along the beach this evening I thought of this, the little sea birds were running and dancing and it was easy to forget all things political for a bit.


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