To hope means to be ready at every moment for that which is not yet born, and yet not become desperate if there is no birth in our lifetime.
Then you must teach my daughter this same lesson. How to lose your innocence but not your hope. How to laugh forever.
The fact is, it seems, that the most you can hope is to be a little less, in the end, the creature you were in the beginning, and the middle.
Storms rumble beyond the horizon, and the fires of heaven purge the earth. There is no salvation without destruction, no hope this side of death.