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Hope Springs Eternal

Does it?

I think for most of us it does.  Hope must be a bottomless well, an emotion that bubbles up from inside us, from a limitless source, from a natural spring.

It must be.  Because if you run out of hope, then you have no reason to go on.  Hope is our link between what is and what could be.

There were times in my youth when I definitely did not want to be in my life.  I would have been extremely happy if I could have crawled into a crevice somewhere, curled into a ball and simply gone to sleep.  But however welcome the sleep would have been, I wanted to eventually wake up.  I wanted a break, not an end.  I never contemplated an end because something really great could happen the next day and I wouldn’t be here to enjoy it.  I believe that is hope.  I didn’t create it within myself, it was just there.  It gave me what I needed to hold on until the next day, or the next, or the one after that.

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This week’s Query is about Hope.  Click on the question below to get to that page and see what other people say about it.  While you’re there, leave a comment and let me know how you answer this question:

Is Hope Important?


Liar, Liar, pants on fire

This week’s Query is about telling lies.  And no, I wasn’t asking for pointers!  In fact, I already know how to lie all too well, but asking others about their lying habits really made me pay attention to mine.

I find that I don’t lie as a general habit – a good thing to realize about myself.  The bad thing?  I’ve recently started telling “sugar-coating” lies.  Just a bit of a fib to make the bad news sound better.

Lying gets easier each time you do it, like a lot of bad habits.  I’m glad I asked this question, because I don’t want to get into any kind of lying habit, even if it’s only told to make the medicine go down easier.  So, I caught myself doing this and I stopped.  I find that I don’t really have to sugar coat (lie about) the bad news after all, and I feel better for having been honest.

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Is Love Enough?

This is the follow-up to a Query we did in June about “love at first sight”.  Shout out to my cousin Albert – Hi Albert!! – who inspired this week’s question.

Click on the question below to see how people answered it:
Is Love Enough To Sustain Itself?

I would love to know what you think, too – don’t be shy!  Leave your answer or comments on that page.

If you’re feeling really adventurous, you can click on the Queries tab in the menu.  All of the questions we’ve done so far are there, so have fun.

Go on, now.  You know you want to.

Peter Pan or Wendy?

“All children, except one, grow up. They soon know that they will grow up, and the way Wendy knew was this. One day when she was two years old she was playing in a garden, and she plucked another flower and ran with it to her mother. I suppose she must have looked rather delightful, for Mrs Darling put her hand to her heart and cried, ‘Oh, why can’t you remain like this for ever!’ This was all that passed between them on the subject, but henceforth Wendy knew that she must grow up. You always know after you are two. Two is the beginning of the end.”
— J.M. Barrie (Peter Pan)

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This week’s Query is about being an adult…or not being an adult…  Well, it’s hard to tell.

Click the link below to see how people answered this question:

How do you know when you’re an Adult?

Like all the other Queries, this is pretty much up for debate and interpretation.

Is it responsibility for a human other than yourself?  Or is being responsible for yourself enough to tip the scales from childhood to adulthood?  And does that mean responsibility for yourself financially or emotionally or physically, or all of the above?  Is it putting the non-essential pursuits on the back burner, the ones that don’t put food on the table, clothes on your back and a roof over your head?  The answers are a little different for everyone.  And I have to wonder, is there even such a thing as grown up?

Of course, there are people who seemed to have been born as adults.  Maybe that’s just my perception because they’re a bit more serious, or more driven or ambitious than I am.  On the other hand, there are people who never seem to grow up at all.  Again it’s perception: daring or reckless? care-free or irresponsible? fun-loving or immature?  It depends on what side of the Or Fence you’re on, doesn’t it?

The thing is, I still like to carve pumpkins, and I get excited at the thought of Halloween candy.  And Christmas presents, both the giving and the receiving.  And puppies…swinging on a swing…and going down a slide if the occasion calls for it.  Okay, even if the occasion doesn’t call for it.

Oh, and Pixar movies, Harry Potter, fireflies, ice cream cones, Scooby Doo…

I think some things are just who we are, and not about whether we’re an adult or a child.

Peter Pan was a kid through and through.  Wendy went all the way to Neverland, and naturally took on the role of mother.  You just are who you are.

Who are you?