This morning I am trying to read the verses in yesterday’s post:
Passion(which was the last one in yesterday’s post): Nothing (unfortunately totally blurred)
Change: Nothing (also very blurred)
“Hope: To hope is to dream of what might or will be
of the possible and the mere possible – hope against hope
To hope is to strive for the best, To build on glimmers of new beginnings
To hope is never to give up. To remain expectant
against hopes dashed, disappointments, falsities.
To hope is to believe there is a way.”
The following is a reflection by me on that verse about hope:
Do I hope?
What does a woman in her eighties hope for?
Do I dream of what might or will be, of the possible and the mere possible?
I am contemplating for how long I might or will be still alive. Right, it is possible or mere possible that I’m going to live for another twenty years. But I do not think, it is very likely. To expect five to ten more years is probably more likely.
Now, I want to go to the last line of the above verse: “To hope is to believe there is a way.”
Well, I hope there is a way to stay healthy enough so I’ll never need to go into a Nursing Home.
However, no matter how much I’ll try to look after my health to the best of my ability, I do not believe that there is always a way to avoid a Nursing Home.
In case I cannot avoid going into a Nursing Home I do hope that I’ll be able:
” . . . . to strive for the best, to build on glimmers of new beginnings,
to . . . never give up. To remain expectant
against hopes dashed, disappointments, falsities . . . “
Now to JOY:
“Joy delight and glee – sheer fun – cheers the heart.
To live fully, we should be free to follow our own ideas of joyful existence.
The simplest pleasures, shared joys or extreme gladness can transport us
into other worlds. There, hearts thump, happiness reigns, ecstasy
is contagious and laughter is free. What a lark!”
Following is my comment!
I agree with everything that is said in this verse about joy.
I feel blessed for I still have a lot of joy in my life. My joyful existence
does not include gambling, drinking alcohol to excess, smoking, drug taking,
shopping for things I cannot afford. I feel free to follow my own ideas of a joyful existence.
I tend to enjoy simple pleasures. When I am in the company of joyful family and friends, ‘my heart thumps’.
The best company is when I can laugh a lot. How wonderful, that laughter is being had for free!
I was able to retrieve a bit about Loneliness:
” , , , You can experience the emptiness of being alone,
sense the vastness of this land, feel the solitude:
Loneliness drives people apart or it draws them together in surprising ways.”
Devotion, Fear, Thrill and Mystery as well as Eternity,
I’ll come back to these in another post.
I very much like the following words that were printed on a wall in the National Museum:
“The past is never fully gone. It is absorbed into the present and the future. It stays to shape what we are and what we do.”