A hope inspired miniature by Manca from Maniushka, a Slovenian art and geek shop.

Whenever hope is mentioned, my mind goes to something that fills us with calm and comfort. It can be a person, a story, or a place. A place that feels like home. In the midst of all the craziness that this world endures right now, hope is hard to find. I often feel even our homes are chaotic and unsafe. So why not find the comfort of a home in our fictional worlds. To me, the safest place on earth is and always will be Hogwarts. For there happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.

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A poem inspired by hope by Petra from Erratic Engineeress.

I wake up, get up, get dressed, hoping for more time.
You are still in bed, chasing after moments of freedom.
Life is passing us by, bit by bit.

We sit on the bus, staring out the window and wishing for a better world.
Hoping, wishing, wanting, craving — every day.
The hope takes shape, bit by bit.

The new world is already here, but it’s not right.
It’s not what we wanted, it’s not what we need.
We’d built it, bit by bit.

The hope grows, our eyes shining with zeal.
The world is ready, let’s tear it down.
We can rebuild, bit by bit.

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Hope as imagined by Peter Gaber, a Slovenian painter and illustrator.


Petra @Erratic Engineeress

Curious mechanical engineer who loves to travel and still believes in dragons and goodness. Blog: erraticengineeress.blog

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