Hope and Despair

Hope is the thing with feathers,
That perches in the soul,
And sings the tune – without the words,
And never stops at all.

-Emily Dickinson

But what happens when hope stops humming? When its feathers turn into lead, and drag it below into the abyss? That’s why, logically speaking, to save ourselves from disappointment and despair, we should stay on a low perch. Don’t set expectations too high. It will only make the fall harder.

Despite all that, there’s something that can’t be seen at the bottom of the tree called life. It’s the breathtaking view from above. If we don’t climb up, what’s to say that it was or wasn’t worth it?



3 thoughts on “Hope and Despair

    1. The thing, though, is that the expectations are based on the efforts put in by the individual, like the climbing of the tree, metaphorically speaking. I guess it’s a risk you have to take to keep yourself from faltering. If not, what’s the point of working hard for something? That’s just my opinion though :X

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