Category: Writing

Look to nature and the elements around you,
and you’ll see that the universe unfolds gradually—
the seasons of the year, the phases of the moon,
the rising and falling of the tides, the orbits of the planets.

Life is a gradual unfolding and every step
illuminates the path ahead a little more,
lighting the way just enough to reveal what comes next.

– hope koppelman

Art is one of the most powerful
and effective tools we have
to transform the world,
because of how quickly it can
lead us from darkness to light,
from confusion to clarity,
from ugliness to beauty,
from pain to healing.

– hope koppelman

When we look back at our lives,
at all we have been through,
we want to be able to say,
I took everything life gave me,
even the darkest days,
and made something beautiful.

– hope koppelman

The greatest things in life
seem impossible to understand,
and they are
through our human capacity,
but art gives us the tools
to explore them deeper.

Art explores
into the unknown,
into the unseen,
into the mystery,
and it brings back
fragments
of the divine.

– hope koppelman

Writing is an unfolding, it opens the world up to us,
like a flower, petal by petal, slowly revealing
the center of the thing we are writing about—the real heart of it.
This unfolding is how we make sense of the world we live in.
It’s how we learn from it. It’s how we bear witness to its beauty.

– hope koppelman