This is Lucy Bellwood sending you the latest prompt for The Right Number, a friendly, experimental phone line that will be here for the next two weeks, and the two weeks after that, and the two weeks after that. This process is ongoing, no matter what happens on November 3rd.
If you’re anything like me, hope can feel scary in times of political urgency. But in this session’s prompt, I would like you to be brave, take a deep breath, and think about something you’re hopeful or hoping for. Let yourself say it, and know that it isn’t binding. I’ll hang onto it for you.
To leave a message, dial 1-503-673-6267. You’ll have three minutes to answer however you’d like after the pre-recorded prompt.
P.S. There is a quote from Rebecca Solnit’s Hope in the Dark in this week’s message. I recommend the whole book, but if you’d like a sampler, this post is a good place to start.