Chasing hope

“But pain and tragedy and injustice happen—they happen to us all. I’d like to believe it’s what you choose to do after such an experience that matters the most—that truly changes your life forever.”
― Anthony Ray Hinton, The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row

I read this book last month and over the last few weeks, I keep thinking of this man and the way he held on to hope. I want that hope. So, as I head into the weekend, I will share some bits of fiber and color that are helping color my world right now. I also want to say that I know that it is a privilege to be able to distract my head and heart with fabric and yarn. I also believe that nobody wins if I give up chasing hope.

A finished sweater
House blocks and trees on my quilt design wall
A finished quilt, ready for afternoon reading on the couch

Published by Juliann

Recently retired and ready for adventure

11 thoughts on “Chasing hope

  1. You are so right- we have to believe in a better tomorrow and then do all we can to get there. On the radio there is a thought for the day which I find good to listen to when I catch it- one day it said effectively that we all have some skills to make a better tomorrow and I think that crafters and bloggers do that all the time. Have a good weekend and keep doing what you love for that better tomorrow. Super post.

  2. I’ve been having a lot of conversations with my daughter lately about how terrible and depressing the world is right now. She said that one thing that’s been helping her is reminding herself how lucky she is for having what she has when so many have so much less — pretty wise for a 10-year-old, don’t you think? But I think she’s recognized that even in the darkest of times, it’s possible to find something positive.

  3. You’ve made such truly lovely things! The colours and patterns in the sweater are a visual delight – as is that glorious quilt. You are very talented! Hope is hard to hold onto, isn’t it, at times, when the pain and tragedies and injustices seem to keep n happening. Somehow we need to summon our deepest resources …

  4. I’m loving your quilty and wooly goodness this morning – thank you!!

    And thank you for reminding us all to chase hope. It’s hard sometimes, but I’m heartened by the fact that so many of us are trying!

  5. echoing everyone else – your lovely fibers and colors just make me happy … and chasing hope is hard, and necessary. xoxo.

  6. Just when I thought I couldn’t get over your houses and trees, I got to the quilt on the line! Good thing I’m not your neighbor….it might have disappeared 🙂

  7. Hope is vital to our existence, particularly in these times. I think whatever you can do to cultivate is a valid.

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