16 Feb 2007
What Gives You Hope?
I did an interview yesterday with Trenna Cormack, who is writing a book called ‘Be The Change’, and one of the questions she asked me was “what gives you hope?” Tricky one to put your finger on…. I blathered something about seeing people engaged in designing their future, or somesuch, but then last night as I checked out what Transition Town Lewes are up to, I found something I could put my finger on. There, on their website, you can see a write up of their End of Suburbia screening, done in the time-honoured way with Post-It notes. Reading through the suggestions and comments that emerged from the group, I could feel a very tangible sense of hope bubbling up within me, helped also by the lovely pictures of people engaging in this process, asking the right questions and taking the first steps towards the emergence of a Transition Town. Indeed it is that sense of hope that is so much more powerful than a hundred campaigns *against* something, in their comments you can see the seeds of what they are *for*, and that gives me tremendous hope.