We talked about the need for having hope and how we distinguish between more worldly, or narrow desires and a more loving way of using hope to be kind to ourselves. Here’s a lovely article which I didn’t actually get to talk about.

Octavia Butler on Creative Drive, the World-Building Power of Our Desires, and How We Become Who We Are

And, as promised, a lovely and unexpected vote for hope as we go toward election day, as Stephen draws from his vast knowledge of Lord of the Rings to comfort his bud, Jon.




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