amy bloom on ‘hope’

from the book Away

Sometimes it’s the case that when you hear the thing you have most wanted to hear, you cannot take it in. Hope is everyone’s mirage and everyone who comes upon that green and grassy spot, the swaying date palms and the bubbling blue pool, is temporarily taken in, even people who have been there before and even when, upon closer inspection, the oasis is nothing but a reef of sand; even with grains of sand blowing lightly across our faces, we find ourselves standing on soft grass of a tenacious, unreasonable green.

One thought on “amy bloom on ‘hope’

  1. celly belly

    My God, thats awesome! that one goes up on my wall of different quotes and poems I collect.
    Thanks!

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