Stan’s Corner, Saturday, February 18, 2012

Here are some enlightening words by the late Vaclav Havel, the dissident Czech writer who became his country’s president after the fall of the iron curtain:

Hope he said, “is not prognostication.  It is an orientation of the spirit, and orientation of the heart; it transcends the world that is immediately experienced, and is anchored somewhere beyond its horizons…It is an ability to work for something because it is good, not just because it stands a chance to succeed….  Hope is not the conviction that something will turn out well, but the certainty that something makes sense, regardless of how it turns out.”