Sunday, January 18, 2015

One Word: Hope

The random word that I landed on in the dictionary was the word "Hope." Hope is defined as a feeling of expectation and desire for a certain thing to happen. For my visual response, I chose a picture that represents hope. The woman in the picture below is staring into the sunset with her hands up in the air, and I can almost hear her saying that she is ready for anything life has to throw at her. 

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For my auditory response, I chose Hatikvah, which in Hebrew means hope. Hatikvah has been the song Jewish people have sang for over 2000 years. It represents our desire to be free people and have peace in our homeland. The lyrics, which can be seen below, further explain how Hatikvah is a song of hope. 

Hatikvah Lyrics

As long as the Jewish spirit is yearning deep in the heart,
With eyes turned toward the East, looking toward Zion,
Then our hope - the two-thousand-year-old hope - will not be lost:
To be a free people in our land,
The land of Zion and Jerusalem.

In my opinion, hope is one of the best feelings in the world. It's what drives us to keep living, knowing that there is always something good to look forward to. Hope can be something as small as wishing that there will be no traffic in the morning on the way to school, or it can be something as big as waiting to hear that there is finally peace in the Middle East. No matter what form hope takes, it always gives people the same feeling inside of warmth and happiness. Hope is a beautiful word and I am lucky that I landed on it.

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