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Word of the Week: Hope

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There’s Always Hope © this-is-the-life2905

Over the last few weeks I have devoted a post each Wednesday to the blogging meme ‘Wordless Wednesday’. However, given my current lack of photographic equipment in which to take brand spanking new photographs, coupled with my desire to redirect this blog back to its roots, I have decided to move away from this meme for the time being in favour of a new idea that explores different aspects and emotions related to mental ill-health.

Each week, I will choose a word that relates in some way to mental health and see how the fantabulous artists on deviantART and Flickr have interpreted the theme. These artists are – after all – far more talented and creative than I, so should hopefully be able to provide some inspiration to us all!

This week I have chosen the emotion hope, something that is vital for each and every one of us. For, as Martin Luther King once said if you lose hope, somehow you lose the vitality that keeps life moving, you lose that courage to be, that quality that helps you go on in spite of it all.

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Hope © Ryky

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Hope © Raipun

Hope_and_Despair_by_yuumei

Hope and Despair © Yuumei

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Hope © Danydiniz

“Hope is
Folding paper cranes
Even when your hands get cramped
And your eyes tired,
Working past blisters and paper cuts,
Simply because something in you
Insists on
Opening its wings.”
~ Elizabeth Barrette ~

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Cranes of Hope © Starca

Disclaimer: I do not claim ownership of any of the artwork featured in this post. All images are copyright to the respective artists, as indicated above. All care has been taken to respect the wishes of the artists as per their deviantART and/or Flickr profile in terms of sharing work, but should offense be taken by its inclusion, please contact me and I will remove it forthwith.

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