Wednesday, July 26, 2023


How do we maintain hope in the future when extreme right wing administrations are springing up all over the world, and some very close to home?

How do we maintain hope when injustice and a lack of compassion is enshrined in law?

How do we maintain hope when companies - both national and multinational - get richer and richer and while the living conditions of ordinary people - even in ‘advanced’ countries - get worse and worse?

How do we maintain hope when even the main "opposition" party wants to continue with austerity policies?

How do we maintain hope when the world is on fire and politicians do NOTHING SIGNIFICANT about the climate emergency?

How will our grandchildren fare in this doomed world?

I feel desperate this morning, sitting here in bed with my second mug of Yorkshire tea while Dave listens to the morning news and does the ironing.

When I feel like this, I often turn to my screenshots. This is a selection I’m picking today to share with you. You’ll have seen one or two of them before.


marmee said...

Heart wrenching Sue!

Sue Hepworth said...

These were my genuine feelings at 6 a.m.
I went on to have a nice day - painting, a sunny bike ride, and tea with Chrissie.
There is no hope. But the natural world is beautiful and uplifting, and so is the love of family and friends, and there are many good people in the world working to make things better.