(from the Jodie ½ of Lydia Dare)
Hope, hope, hope.
I spent most of yesterday hoping an idea would pop in my head for this blog.
Alas… no luck.
But I’m not one for hope, not most of the time anyway. I think there are two kinds of people in this world. Those who hope and those who don’t. And then there are people who name their children things like Hope, Faith and Charity… But now that I think about it, those people are probably in the first group of people. I’m in the latter.
That’s not to say I’m a “Negative Nelly.” I think I’m just more of a pragmatist. I remember as a child the whole “Is the glass half full or half empty” question was posed to me. I must have been 8 years old or so at the time. My response, you wonder? Very quietly, I replied, “Its half a glass of water.” Pragmatic. That’s me.
A sarcastic pragmatist who doesn’t hope. There, now don’t you feel sorry for my family? I know they feel sorry for themselves. And then, there’s my poor, beleaguered writing partner, Tammy. You should all feel very sorry for her – she has to put up with me on a daily basis.
But I’ve gotten off topic. Where was I? Oh, yes – HOPE.
Sure, I’d like to see world peace and discover that all the whales have been saved. I vote in every election and even donate money to charities that I feel passionate about, but hoping just isn’t part of my everyday life. I think I’m too busy to hope. I think I work toward the goals I want to accomplish and don’t think about hoping about the outcome. Does that make sense?
Or am I just rambling? (That is certainly a possibility.)
But I did warn you that nothing hope-related sprang to mind today. So instead of spending the rest of the day continuing to hope that something will eventually occur to me, I figured it was better, in the end, to get my rambling thoughts down on paper.
So tell me - What camp are you in? Are you someone who hopes or someone who does not? Do you think the glass is half empty or half full? And do you think those questions are even related?