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Gallery: raising hopes

Maya Angelou
Dalai Lama

Hope means different things to different people at different times. When we are struggling, the hope for a better future keeps us going. And we all hold out hope for a better world, perhaps especially at the moment.

But in our day to day lives, smaller hopes also play a significant role, as some of my chosen photos for this week’s Lens Artists challenge, set by Patti, will show. Hoping for better weather, hoping to spot wildlife on safari, hoping your team will score …

Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul and sings the tune without the words and never stops at all.

Emily Dickinson
Hoping for peace to return …
Sign saying Welcome to Syria, Country of Safety and Peace

Man kneeling with incense sticks
Woman lighting incense sticks

At the Lama Temple in Beijing, China

Man with an umbrella by a river with low clouds and autumn trees
Mountains with blue sky and wisps of cloud

Water reflecting a sky with touches of pink

Two small white flowers

Woman crouched in a field of small green plants
Hand with small green shoots in soil

Building with broken shutters and cracked walls supported by wooden poles

Man feeding a small elephant with a large bottle of milk

Sign with flowers and Happy New Year 2020 caption

Sign above a road in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Man with a large fishing net on a beach by a boat

Hoping for a sale …
Man carrying lots of straw baskets

Fans in a football stadium

Tiger at the edge of an expanse of long grass

Jungle with stream and rhino in far distance

Neon sign pointing to a drive thru


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