Friday, July 17, 2015

My Philosophy of Hope





I keep my hope
on the end of a rope,
haul it up at random moments,
just as needed.
A zap straight to the brain,
there is no living without pain.
But my reality
is by my hope exceeded.

One has to have a bottom line,
to keep on grinning at the sky,
moving forward with a purpose
without always asking Why.
While sliding down that slippery slope,
for my hope I quickly grope,
          foolish optimist, my mantra:         
"We live in hope!"

This video cracks me up...always has. It is SO the way I live, the Great Survivor, continually flattened by  heavy objects falling on her head, popping up grinning like a loon.

for Brian's prompt at dVerse, in which the title must begin My Philosophy of.........it is wonderful beyond words to see the Big Guy behind the bar today! Do stop by to say hi.

25 comments:

  1. Ha! I love this. What else can we do but have hope? It's a much better approach, than despair.

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  2. Your opening gambit made me think of soap on a rope - so you dont drop it, of course. Ha. But I think too having it always hanging there and handy is important when we face the issues that we face in this world. You are right, pain will visit each of us and it is our hopes and beliefs that will carry us through those moments.

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  3. Hope should be infinite... like X, I thought of soap on a rope, too. Hope is the one thing you look for in the face of darker times...

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  4. May I borrow your philosophy of hope on a rope for a while? Brilliant! ANd fun video. Got to keep a sense of humor.

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  5. Hope, thank God, is resilient, even inexorable. I dig your lines /one has to have a bottom line/to keep on grinning at the sky/.

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  6. i love a big portion of healthy optimism - even foolish one - better than those all time pessimists that see darkness lure behind every corner

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  7. Loved the opening lines to this exquisite piece :D What are we without hope? Well penned :D

    Lots of love,
    Sanaa

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  8. Ha..ha.. cute video ~ We go on till the end of our rope, with hope inside us, smiles ~

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  9. I like your mantra - "We live in hope" haha enjoyed the video clip..I will survive and so will
    you my friend...the quest beckons..

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  10. Ah, disco alien crushed by disco ball...the irony ;-)
    But having hope at the end of your rope, so to speak, is a good thing. Thank you.

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  11. hope does help to bear the pain...love the video..lol !!

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  12. Oh Sherry - you are just the person to write about the philosophy of hope.

    Now I am off to visit Moonduster and Magical Mystical Teacher…just spied our dear old friends from your blog list. Love you!

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  13. It made me smile, but also profundity in spades.

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  14. One has to have a bottom line,
    to keep on grinning at the sky,
    moving forward with a purpose
    without always asking Why.

    This is a great philosophy to keep. Hope has a way of getting things to work according to what is desired! Great thoughts Sherry!

    Hank

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  15. A lot of fun wordplay here, Sherry, and a sweet philosophy. k.

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  16. There is no Y in Hope
    for NO
    reason..;)

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  17. So true, we have to keep hope --
    even when at the end of our rope!
    (smiles)

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  18. I love this, Sherry. You are wise in saying that no life is without its problems but hope keeps us on the path of survival.

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  19. "haul it up at random moments"

    Perfect.

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  20. Oh I like the "zap straight to the brain". We need more of those electrifying charges in our lives.

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  21. Hope on a rope suggests that hope is always accessible if we choose to notice. Lovely poem.

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  22. LAUGHING out loud, Sherry. Perfect ~

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  23. It's good to have a firm grip on that rope of hope, and to haul it up when/as needed.

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