My 1st ‘tritina’
Those who've faced death know it's easy to lose hope Though, really, death is simply necessary Holding a positive outlook's not naïve Conservatives think liberals too naïve Sometimes, one need be pragmatic despite hope Sometimes, more than pragmatism's necessary Foolish Pandora's hope was necessary Smiling through endless hardships is not naïve For life and death are much the same without hope Human hope. It's necessary, not naïve.
Without hope, there is only time
Hope… which is whispered from Pandora’s box only after all the other plagues and sorrows had escaped, is the best and last of all things. Without it, there is only time. And time pushes at our backs like a centrifuge, forcing us outward and away, until it nudges us into oblivion.― Ian Caldwell (b. 1976), The Rule of Four