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Retelling our tale

I recently wrote about the hope I discovered in Rebecca Solnit’s Hope in the Dark. Reading Neil Postman on my lunch break just now, I found a similar sentiment about hope’s power residing in uncertainty: “certainty abolishes hope, and robs us of renewal.”

The entire next page was a beautiful call for hope in a time of rampant change:

Maybe you have to read the whole book to appreciate this passage, but … I don’t think so. And so, I share it, in the hopes you’ll find a similar, healing aha! in it (and maybe, just maybe, read some more Postman afterward).

  1. March 29, 2017 at 1:55 pm

    I agree. Certainty can often = ignorance. In the true sense of the word, ignoring what is there. I also like the Niels Bohr quote re: the opposite of profound truth is another profound truth. Have never thought of that before, but it explains so much. Such smartness.

  1. April 2, 2017 at 10:10 am

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