There’s always Hope

. . . there’s always hope.“ – Aragorn, to the scared boy who said: “. . . the men are saying that we will not live out the night. They say that it is hopeless.” (scene in the Lord of the Rings-The Return of the King, before the final battle at the Helm’s Deep against the forces of Sauron-Sauroman)

There never was much hope; just a fool’s hope.” – Gandalf


  1. Why is hope important? I mused.

    On the agony of pain and the feeling of helplessness, you searched for things that might be there.


    You think logically and you tried to console yourself. NOT hoping is the onset of desperation — and the fighter in you succumbed to failure. You retired even when the fight is still on.

    That is the absence of hope.

    The power lies in the mind that never quits. And the knowledge that SomeOne Up there is giving you the chance to see miracle unfolds before your very eyes.

  2. Thank you, Menchie. I’m just intrigued by the last part — giving you the change to see miracles unfold before your very eyes. Take for instance, our hope for a better government and a more prosperous Philippines. I guess we don’t hope that it will happen before our eyes. While we hope that it will happen, it probably won’t happen in our lifetime. =)

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