Thursday, October 08, 2009

Hope Springs Eternal


Hope Springs Eternal:

 "Hope springs eternal in the human breast;
Man never Is, but always To be blest:
The soul, uneasy and confin'd from home,
Rests and expatiates in a life to come.

-Alexander Pope,
An Essay on Man, Epistle I, 1733"


I always wondered where that expression came from.  I was rather surprised to see the whole expression.  Before my father, the wild-ass whiskey drinking son-o-bitch died, he told my sister Teresa he was going "home".  If Rags said he was going home, you can bet your bottom dollar it exists.  I miss you, Daddy. You worked your ass off when you were here, you deserve a rest.  See you someday, hopefully not too soon!

Love, Rose

PS: Help me to help Mom.



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