Hope Looks Like

Hope looks like a person who thinks I’m worth talking to and whom I have no problem giving my time to.

Hope looks like stray cats having something to eat every day.

Hope looks like sleeping safely, soundlessly, deeply.

Hope looks like walking along a coast for hours not worrying about getting to an appointment.

Hope looks like the sun shining all day long.

Hope looks like an adorable dog greeting me whenever I come home.

Hope looks like someone defending me, fighting for me, though I may not know the person well.

Hope looks like an adult staring listlessly at a cartoon TV show with the adult saying that the cartoon cheered her up.

Hope looks like children reading books.

Hope looks like young people who think about right and wrong and who intensely discuss it.

Hope looks like people letting go of their resentment and open to starting anew.

Hope looks like listening faces.

Hope looks like openly, speaking facial expressions and gestures.

Hope looks like drawings made by children with crayons.

Hope looks like being at the workplace without drama.

Hope looks like a shelf full of stuffed animals.

Hope looks like shelves full of wonderful snacks.

Hope looks like a quiet home.

Hope looks like a lot of colors.

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