capes, coffee, & the color orange

Daily Archive: May 27, 2010

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"Hope is a good thing. It may be the best of things. And no good thing ever dies." [Shawshank Redemption]

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CAPES [something empowering] “The truth is…there can be no hope except when the temptation to despair exists. Hope is the act by which this temptation is actively and victoriously overcome.” [Gabriel Marcel]

COFFEE [latest trend or addiction] Orange will be my color starting June 14. And yes, it is no coincidence that the date corresponds with Holland’s first game of the 2010 World Cup. The Dutch are due. Hup, Holland, Hup!

THE COLOR ORANGE [something noteworthy] I’ve always been one to have high hopes…for people (even those that treat me badly), for UW football (even when they play so poorly), and for impossible situations. But hope does not call for unnecessary optimism. Whereas optimism is ignorant of reality, hope is realistic and stares shaky situations in the face and always sees possibility.