I need to believe in the world, in every good, great, beautiful, peaceful, loving, amazing, part of the world. In kindness, in dignity, honor, self-respect, respect for others, in what is decent, in manners, in grace, in hope, in trust. I need to believe in summer days, the sun shining, the breeze moving through tall grass and the wind, kicking off the top layer of dust from dirt roads and farm rows. I need to believe in flower gardens, thunderstorms, and quiet rains. I need to believe in moon glow, starlight, holding hands, and the quiet still of the night, of a world sleeping well, dreaming, beautiful dreams. In humanity. In love. In prayer. In doing. I need to believe in it for myself, for us all, in the wonder of this wonderful world.