In The Book of Joy, the Archbishop Desmond Tutu says- “Hope is deeper and very, very close to unshakable. It’s in the pit of your tummy. It’s not in your head. It’s all here,” he said pointing to his abdomen.
“Despair can come from grief, but it can also be a defense against the risks of bitter disappointment and shattering heartbreak. Resignation and cynicism are easier, more self-soothing postures that do not require the raw vulnerability and tragic risk of hope. To choose hope is to step firmly forward into the howling wind, baring ones chest to the elements, knowing that, in time, the storm will pass.”
the tragic risk of hope
I have never thought of it this way-
I have always been taught by my dad that my strength is in my gut
That place right behind your belly button
My dad has said it, my whole life
That’s why I named my first blog-
Reach Down from the Inside
But, hope in there?
Being a tragic risk?
I find myself speechless
Maybe hope is stronger than I thought
Unshakable may be my new favorite word