“With my intellect I see cause for nothing
but pessimism and even despair.
But I can’t settle for what my intellect tells me.
That’s not all of it…
There are still stars which move in ordered
and beautiful rhythm.
There are still people in this world who keep promises.
That’s enough to keep my heart optimistic,
no matter how pessimistic my mind.”
Madeleine L’Engle, A Wind in the Door