Hope is the denial of reality. It is the carrot dangled before the draft horse to keep him plodding along in a vain attempt to reach it. We should remove the carrot and walk forward with our eyes open. -- Raistlin Majere
@Coriolis thank you. I absolutely love it, both the title, as we have blackberry winter here, and of course, the dulcimer blending so beautifully! I especially love the solo near the end and the way the rest of the orchestra then comes in, almost call and response fashion.
A student said to his master: "You teach me fighting, but you talk about peace. How do you reconcile the two?" The master replied: "It is better to be a warrior in a garden than to be a gardener in a war." - unknown/Chinese