This week's PhotoHunter topic is...Hope!
This is me, hoping I will make it safely to the beach on my first boogie board ride in the gentle waters of Kailua, Oahu!
I did make it to shore, I didn't drown...but I did crack three ribs towards the end of the afternoon, when a large wave rolled me under and slammed my ribcage into the butt-end of my boogie board, which was nose-down into the sand on the bottom of the ocean.
Cracked a few teeth, in the process.
Speaking of cracked, my dentist cracked up when I told him how I did it!
My granddarling's hopeful wish list while in Paris this past summer...she wished she could have this, wished she could buy that...so she wrote it all down, marking each item off her list as she made her purchases! She did find all that she was hoping for, and more!
My favorite photo from Paris...this gives me hope every time I look at it...
Hope is the Thing with Feathers
~ Emily Dickinson
Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul
And sings the tune without the words
And never stops at all,
And sweetest in the gale is heard;
And sore must be the storm
That could abash the little bird
That kept so many warm.
I've heard it in the chillest land
And on the strangest sea,
Yet never, in extremity,
It asked a crumb of me.