Crimson’s Creative Challenge #164 – Crisp Looks To The New Year

My aged companion, Crisp, was staring into the light of day. She did a lot of that lately.

“What are you doing?” I asked.

“I’m looking into the future. It’s a bit hazy but if I squint I can make out shapes.”

“It has to an improvement on this past year,” I commented.

“Disaster wasn’t it. We didn’t win the lottery; the Cats were beaten in the final and my chair collapsed under me. I don’t know why I keep on going when there’s so much happening and not much that can be done.”

“At least we’ve stayed healthy,” I said.

“Yes, we have that to be thankful for. My resolution for the New Year will be to adopt the word ‘respair’. Do you know it?”

“No,” I announced.

“It’s the opposite of despair, to have no hope. Respair is to have hope, and I think I need a lot of it.”

I couldn’t help but agree.

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9 Responses to Crimson’s Creative Challenge #164 – Crisp Looks To The New Year

  1. Sadje says:

    I like this word too.

  2. Patricia says:

    The whole world needs respair🙏

  3. GHLearner says:

    This is a word that needs to be used often. Great story.

  4. Lyn says:

    That needs to be added to the Concise Oxford Dictionary for sure.

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