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(CNN) George W. Bush sends holiday card with pointed message as Trump denies election loss. My secular complement appears above. The painting previously appeared in COVID-19 and Augury; A Painting for Today, a dismissal of blind hope.
But as with poetry, a painting contains its diametric opposite. This is the season for hope, not blind hope, but firm hope that turns into resolution.
If we pull hard enough on those bootstraps, maybe we can do it.