10 Reasons to Believe in Hope

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falling in love all over again
dogs frolicking in an open field
music is accessible everywhere we breathe
artists gathering in shadows to discuss revolution
witnessing a boy kiss his grandmother on the cheek
hiking a peak with a double lung transplant recipient
pickup basketball games wherein strangers join forces
the sparkle in my niece’s eye when she speaks of penguins
listening intently to eternity whisper wiggling my toes in the sand