What is hope? Maybe hope is different at all times in your life depending on where you are standing. I have just experienced a bad stroke of fate. The first thing that occurred to me was that it just wasn’t real. It didn’t happen to me. That it must have been a mistake. But it hadn’t. Then I became angry: “Why me?!” I asked. And then there was a deep sadness, so deep that it seemed to be never ending. I couldn’t understand why the world was still turning, everything went on as usual. My fate didn’t count in the big ocean of life. Maybe that is so. When we look at the stars, we may become demure of our own small existence. This happened to me and that is when I actually felt “HOPE”. In the midst of all atrocity life can show, there is still a deep confidence in me that it will also change for the better. There are two things I am sure of:

  1. Life always goes on. 2. : We should not forget, that whatever is at the moment is not endlessly so but is changing. For whether we like it or not-change is the only thing that is constant in our lives.

These are the thoughts I wanted to share with you dear readers. And maybe they are also a bit of hope I can give in these challenging times.

Renate Weber