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I’m hanging onto it with my fingernails.

Not long after Barack Obama became president, I discovered this beautifully printed cotton bag in South Africa ( the picture doesn’t do it justice!) At that time the main factor that so many people felt so strongly about was ‘hope’. You can just see the word printed near the bottom. HOPE… for a world where people of all races would not be discriminated against because of the colour of their skin.. Where intolerable wrongs would be righted and Issues such as chronic and endemic poverty, discrimination, racism and bigotry would be effectively addressed at last.
There are so many cruel injustices in the world.
So many painful divides.
It almost sounds naive, but this ideal of hope lies at the core of my being.
I’m hanging onto it with my fingernails.