All the people who were saying that there would be a summer camp but couldn't give too many details?
Right. It's because there are no details to give because there is no summer camp.
square one, Back to.
I guess there was just a lot of hope from a lot of people that there would be something.
Something for the children.
Something other than Wu Tang for the children.
Not that Wu Tang is anything to fuck with, mind you.
But we need a little more.
Hope is funny like that. Hope can't make things happen but it keeps us going along stronger than we ever could without it.
It's an impetus of sort. An impetant.
Not to be confused with an impotent. Which is the exact opposite.
Impetant isn't a real word, but I use it in my head a lot.
When you don't have much to go on, you turn to hope.
We always have hope.
All we can do now is hope.
Don't lose hope.
People say a lot of things about hope.
He that lives upon hope will die fasting.
Lord save us all from a hope tree that has lost the faculty of putting out blossoms.
We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
My theory has always been, that if we are to dream, the flatteries of hope are as cheap, and pleasanter, than the gloom of despair.
Hope in reality is the worst of all evils because it prolongs the torments of man.
Hope is a waking dream.
A leader is a dealer in hope.
Everything that is done in the world is done by hope.
When we have lost everything, including hope, life becomes a disgrace, and death a duty.
W. C. Fields
Hope is the word which God has written on the brow of every man.
I think it's a mistake to ever look for hope outside of one's self.
It has been my experience that there is much more hoping and waiting and praying and wishing than there is actual doing in the world. I hope and wait and pray and wish that would change.
I mean, for the things I agree with and that would behoove me, of course. People hope and wait and pray and wish for things that probably wouldn't help my cause(s) and I'm fine with them sitting back and hoping and waiting and praying and wishing.
Ten minute later update: Looks like I found a full day summer camp in the neighborhood! I just got off the phone with the director and she said that they go bowling once a week and to the park and to the sprinkler pool at the rec and on field trips and all sorts of fun stuff. Also, it sounds like some of the kids Jake knows from the Community Center are going too, which is a stroke of luck because he does best around familiar faces. I meet with her this afternoon to check out the space and get the application packet. Breathing resumed.
Hope + action = problem potentially solved.