The Faces of Hope


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“The present is the ever moving shadow that divides yesterday from tomorrow. In that lies HOPE.”

Hope. I have written this word in my heart and mind on the first day of 2018 while on a trip going back to the city. I was so rolled up with life’s irrepressible circumstances that dragged me down to the heights of self-pity and loneliness. I cannot say that life is always meant for struggles because in the face of all these circumstances, we will always see the shadows of hope lurking around us.

Just like the picture, the shadows may leave footprints of  doubt. We do not know what we will face ahead because we are too much focused on what’s behind us. This life is meant to be traveled on a long and dark pathway. But, along the pathway, we see the light. This only means that we are not in total darkness as we journey. There is still light and so goes with hope.

Hope hides different faces. You might see it in a face in the crowd frowning at you. It might be somewhere under your pillows or even in your pockets smiling back at you. Or with movies while you’re tears roll down at one of the scenes. Or you could’ve read it in a bible passage and you just didn’t focus on it. Life is but a mystery and we will never be able solve its mysteries. All we can do is to hang on even if it seems difficult because there is always hope to help us embrace the fullness of life.

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10 thoughts on “The Faces of Hope

  1. This is such a lovely way of looking at hope, and you tied it in so nicely with such a lovely image and this week’s challenge. ‘in the face of all these circumstances, we will always see the shadows of hope lurking around us.’ So agree with this line. Often we keep moving on, usually because of hope that things will change for the better at some point. When I am down, I usually remind myself to be greatful of what I already have and that all is not lost, and that helps me move forward 🙂

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  3. I love the way you give a certain character to HOPE in an unorthodox way in your words ” It might be somewhere under your pillows or even in your pockets smiling back at you. Or with movies while you’re tears roll down at one of the scenes. Or you could’ve read it in a bible passage and you just didn’t focus on it. “. For it’s Hope that keeps us going in our life’s journey. 🙂 🙂 🙂 Nice thoughts. Here’s something I wrote about some incident being my Hope, rather than Regret. It’s a poem. Do give a visit to my blog and leave a message to help me improve(I am very recent in this Blogging field.)
    https://yourlifeyourchoicesyourways.wordpress.com/category/musings/

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