Against Stasis

October 3, 2006

There is fear in the unknown. Yet there is also hope. A new sun rises in each day's new sky, bearing with it the dread prospect and bright promise of a renewed tomorrow.

We gamble, we roll dice, we flip cards. We embrace the unknown because therein we recognize that amid the danger of failure, amid the sands of losing, is that glimmering shard of hope.

We play because we hope that victory awaits us just around the corner. Hope gets us out of bed in the morning. We are lifted up by the knowledge that tomorrow's sun may be brighter.