Even in the most chilled despair, there must be hope. That's the gist of one of my favorite lines from my favorite author, Anton Myrer.
In his epic war novel, Once an Eagle, the protaginist Sam was trying to explain to his young son why a person shouldn't just give up, seeing as how life can really, really suck sometimes, so much so, there's no point in going on, or so it seems.
But you've got to have hope, thought the character. Hope for a better time and a better day. Even in the most chilled despair, there must be hope.
Myrer's words help get me through the early days of the AIDS Panic, circa the 1980's. Those words also comfort me tonight, some 20-plus years later.
Always hope for better things. There must be hope.