Hope is seeing your boyfriend after a long day of work.
Hope is seeing your friend in a foreign country posting on Instagram.
Hope is reaching out to an old friend who is in quarantine.
Hope is traffic slowly getting worse.
Hope is a family biking down the road with their children.
Hope is a bright ‘We’re Open’ sign in front of a small business trying to survive.
Hope is a new book showing up on your doorstep.
Hope is a couple having a picnic in an empty park on a warm, sunny day.
Hope is a family dinner.
Hope is watching the arts flourish as people of all ages tap into their creativity.
Hope is seeing a city empty not only of cars, but of smog and pollution.
Hope is a vaccine.
Hope is knowing that pandemic after pandemic, plague after plague, the human race has strengthened. Not a single virus that has threatened us has destroyed us. Instead, we fight, we live, we love, we give birth, and we continue to survive no matter what.
Hope is humanity.
– Sonja Horstmann