The Thing with Feathers

Last week my cab driver was listening to CPAC on the radio. Should've known this would cause a political diatribe. He named everything terrible with the U.S. at the moment - war, corporations controlling the government, the inequalities between the haves and the have-nots, healthcare prices.When I got out of the car, I said something like, "I hope things get better."And he said, "What is hope? Hope is like being in a lifeboat without oars and saying "I hope we can get to shore."

Thanks, DC cab driver! Quite thoroughly depressed now.