As our contest come to an end, here is an endorsement for hope for those among us who feel that hope has passed its shelf life.
Literati! Sometimes, it is not what is spoken or written, but what is left unspoken, unwritten. It is the mark of a good writer to understand this balance. You don't need a punch line. Punch lines punch. Sometimes, it is the void that is more powerful. Hi Miryam! Good to see you again!