Fear is a wolf on a chain, only dangerous when you set it free. Sorrow exhausts itself in the net of forgetting, anger, for all its fury, can be killed by a smile. Only hope goes on forever, because hope doesn’t belong to us; it belongs to our ancestors, the first of our kind, whose brave love for one another gave us most of the good that we are. And hope, that ancient seed, redeems the heart it feeds. The heartbeat of any conscience now is poised on the same choice that hope gives all of us, between shadows of the past, and the bright, blank page of a new day.
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