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Footprints in the Windsm # 1936–Cheap hope, dear hope

Footprints in the Windsm # 1936

There is a cheap hope, a hope for results. It is cheap because it denies anything will get in the way. It is cheap because it brings fear on the other side of the coin, therein devaluing the hope. There is a dear hope, the deep “ability,” as Vaclav Havel wrote, “to work for something because it is good, not just because it stands a chance to succeed.” This deep hope is anchored not in outcomes but in work for specific people.


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Danger of small steps

The danger of a future of small steps is there is no chance of over-againstness, of new.

:- Doug.

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Dear hope trusts

Dear hope trusts
though it does not
understand

:- Doug.

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A few dance steps

When, with generations of grandchildren
in mind, I read
anything
they color what I hear
and gently guide
a few dance steps
for grandchildren of grandchildren

:- Doug.

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Child of your stories

Imagine a better humanity. Imagine they are your grandchildren. Imagine a specific woman or man. Imagine this one a child of your imagination, of your stories, of your poetry.

:- Doug.

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