"The world would rather see hope then just hear its song. And that's why statesmen have to smile.Their pearly whites mean they're still full of cheer.The game's complex, the goal's far out of reach, the outcome's still unclear - once in a while,we need a friendly, gleaming set to teeth."
I think a lot of people are looking for the real manifestation of hope right now and not just the music. I found these words from the polish poet Wislawa Szymboraska strikingly appropriate for the week we've been through. Sometimes it is hard to see beyond the curvature of the earth up ahead and we are traveling so fast and furious and something like hurricane Sandy comes along and we apply the breaks but it's too late. Now everyone tries to put everything back together and the losses are so large.