A good friend reminded me of this song yesterday. I like this song a lot, and my friend knows that. The main reason I like it so well, is because of the message it contains. It means something a little different to each and every one of us, and for me the message is hope.
I believe very strongly that times are bad and are bound to get a lot worse before they get better. Because of this, there is more reason than ever for us to have a little hope. Hope is what keeps us going, what allows us to rise up in the face of adversity and continue the journey, to face the future no matter how uncertain and fearful it may be.
Hope is what allows us to smile when we would rather shed a tear and give up. Hope becomes a blanket to gently warm us and offer a sense of security, no matter how fragile, against the ill winds of sad change. Hope becomes the lighted candle in the window of the warm home, waiting for the traveler lost and cold on the path to the hearth that calls to him in his mind and heart.
Hope! Sometimes it's all we have left. More importantly, sometimes it's all we need, my friend!
Now let's have some fresh coffee...