Hope is a necessity, for all who look to try to live by caring about the griefs of the world. Love is what senses the possibility of goodness. Among the best of human traits, both love and hope eventually require the certainty of mattering. Of making a positive, observable difference. The functioning ecosystem is our only source for life as continuity, and beauty affirmed. Killing the land and water and animals will also kill the heart. Pledging determination and formulating plans for their protection and restoration would redeem our place in the whole.
If we focus on how to heal that deepest wound of nature squandered and then destroyed for the sake of profit for the few, we can regain our dignity and our souls and the path to meaningful work. Hope and love rewarded before our very eyes and by our hands : success measured by rivers restored, and by people as true participants in creating quality lives.