T. S. Eliot and Me

There have been two prevalent emotions over the last year – stress and hope.  I have become an equal opportunity stresser giving equal anxiety to our deck construction, starting a new job, Sam’s college searches, Dave’s test results, and the US gymnastics team.  What keeps the stress in check is hope.  I am almost always able to redirect my thoughts to something more positive.  Almost always.

I came across a T.S. Eliot quote recently that has become my new mantra “I said to my soul, be still, and wait without hope, For hope would be hope for the wrong thing.”  I will never be without hope, but I love the freedom from hoping for something specific.  After all, there are so many possibilities.

So mark your calendars, Dave’s next scan is next Tuesday (8.14).  Dave and I will be stressing and hoping.  Feel free to join us.