3-2-1 Quote Me! — Hope

986BC4EC-679E-4A52-A350-A1E2401C85D7Sadje, over at Keep It Alive, has tagged me for Rory’s latest 3-2-1 Quote Me! game. This time the topic is “hope.”

The rules for this game are:

  • Thank the Selector
  • Post 2 quotes for the dedicated Topic of the Day.
  • Select 3 bloggers to take part in ‘3.2.1 Quote Me!’

So thank you, Sadje! Here are my two quotes:

#1 is from Aristotle Onassis.0A46B992-FAE5-4AFD-92ED-887D317BCD78#2 is from me.F20FBEBB-6FAF-4AC2-8D29-C3EA9A2463E6Now I’m supposed to tag three other bloggers to post two quotes about hope. But instead, I’m going to tag anyone who feels like posting a couple of quotes about hope.

I hope that’s okay.

Saturday Mix — What We Need; What We Have

527DAB7B-5DA6-49F6-BB71-6AB654B39743Today’s Saturday Mix prompt at Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie is too easy for those of us who are politically aware. We are asked to use unite and divide and hope and hopeless and to craft a post using these two opposing sets of words.

The former President of the United States of America preached a message of hope. His political agenda was to unite all Americans, regardless of race, gender, religion, or nationality, together as a unified populace.

Contrast that to the current President of the United States of America. His message is intended to divide us, not to unify us. His message is not one of hope, but of despair.

As a result, those of us who love our country and our democracy, flawed though it is, are feeling somewhat hopeless.

What we need is unity and hope; what we have is division and despair.

SoCS — Hollowed Out

I thought we completed each other.
I thought we made each other whole.
I thought we two were one.

4B394077-F0D7-4CF3-B9A2-7C2EECBD9A9EBut then you plunged that dagger deep into my heart.
You doused my light.
You ripped out my soul.
You soured my spirit.

I am now an empty, hollow shell of the man I once was.

The man who only wanted to fill your soul with hope.

But who now only wants to fill your hole with soap.

Written for today’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt from Linda G. Hill. We are to use “empty” and/or “hollow” in our posts.