Tuesday, May 09, 2006

"Hope is...

the bird that sings before dawn".

I'm not sure who said that (will have to track this quote down eventually), but it resonates with me in a big way.

In the dark of night when all seems empty, cold and lonely, a sweet tune can lift the spirit to greet the new day with anticipation rather than dread.

I want to be that bird!

I want to be able to help people feel the anticipation and positive promises that could await them in the coming of day.

I want to inspire you in the oft taken-for-granted tune of my heart, so that the breaking day brings sweet joy and faith that there are better things to come.

Hope is the bird that sings before dawn.

May your dawn this day be beautiful my friend. :)


Alexys Fairfield said...

You ARE that bird and what a lovely tune you sing. Emily Dickinson said, "Not knowing when the dawn will come, I open every door." Keep singing your tune Michelle and we will keep listening.

Michelle said...

Alexys my dear! You are the warm nest in which this bird would sit if t'were possible! :)

Thanks for your encouragement.

God speed


Dick Richards said...

I never could find the source of that quote: did look a while ago. But since we are on Emily..."Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul."

Michelle said...

Hi Dick. :)

The closest I've been able to find was a reference to the enclaves of the hopeful during the final days of Causcescu's regime in Romania. These people clinged to the hope that the future was never going to be as grim as it was for them in that present.

If they could hear the bird in the blackest of nights, then we can too. :)

Thanks for the Emily quote. Methinks I'd better go brush up on my Emily. She's way cool.