Possible is All We Need for Hope

tomorrowland-pinWhen I was about eleven, an older kid who lived on Rue Rielle—a teenage boy I really respected and looked up to—told me that if he ever had a son, and his son went into ballet, he’d kick the shit out of him; if his son “went” gay, he’d kill him. And this guy was serious. He wasn’t joking. Alas, on this issue at least, we’ve progressed a great deal in a relatively short amount of time. That doesn’t mean progress is inevitable on other seemingly intractable issues. But it does mean that it’s possible. And possible is all we need for hope.

–John Faithful Hamer, From Here (2015)

About John Faithful Hamer

John Faithful Hamer is a college professor who still can't swim, drive, or pay his bills on time. His sense of direction is notoriously unreliable, yet he'd love to tell you where to go. His lack of practical skills is astounding, and his inability to fix things is renowned, yet he'd love to tell you what to do. His mismanagement of time is legendary, as is his inability to remember appointments, yet he fancies himself a philosopher and would love to tell you how to live. He wouldn't survive in a state of nature, of that we can be sure; but he's doing quite well in the big city, which has always been a refuge for the ridiculous, a haven for the helpless, and a friend to the frivolous.

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