Saturday, October 15, 2005

Cruel Hope

“Things that don’t kill us, make us stronger”

We all know that we get tougher with each hardship that comes our way. We save that power and it helps us the next time we encounter another hardship. Even our initial reactions of shock and panic gets a little bit milder as we become stronger from having been-there-done-that. I’ve seen this system at work with traumas like being hurt physically, being diagnosed with a disease, being in a financially tight situation, etc. But is that logic still true if the trauma in question is; False Hope? Do we get stronger in the face of false hope as any other form of trauma thus it becomes easier each time it hits us? Or does each false hope come as an accumulation to its previous ones thus hitting us as neither new nor an accustomed to experience each time?

In his Waste Land, T. S. Eliot described giving hope to the hopeless as “cruel” ( APRIL is the cruellest month, breeding Lilacs out of the dead land) … Thru my experiences with false hopes( and I’ve had many ;-( ) , I tend to agree with that opinion…. but I’ll get back to that subject with more analysis later on when I have enough time ( and heart ) for it ….

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exerpt from the Waste Land
By; T. S. Eliot

APRIL is the cruellest month, breeding

Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing

Memory and desire, stirring

Dull roots with spring rain.

Winter kept us warm, covering

Earth in forgetful snow, feeding

A little life with dried tubers.

Posted by SaudiEve at 3:35 AM


  1. Blogger EMARAT JABAL SHAMMAR posted at 6:45 PM, October 18, 2005  

  2. Blogger SaudiEve posted at 7:23 PM, October 18, 2005  
    Thanks for your visit your royal highness king alrashid.
  3. Blogger EMARAT JABAL SHAMMAR posted at 1:45 PM, October 19, 2005  


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