Ya know what they say Sharon ...
"expect nothing and you wont be disappointed"
*sigh* for me, now,-- "expect" is such a big word.
I personally try not to expect anything anymore ... perhaps, I'm too afraid of what the (my) future holds, or maybe its because I cant live up to my own expectations...
( I know I know...serious couch time conversation ) *smile*
Maybe because I've lost so many of those I loved most in the last few years, I dont like to think ahead...or perhaps Im just so complacent now...but instead of "expecting" I lean on the word "hope."
I hope we learn from our mistakes as individuals, and as one Mankind. I hope we learn to treat the earth and each other kinder, with more respect, more humanity.
As for Passions...some will come...some will go. I hope for all who cross thru here, they find inspiration and the release and healing that poetry allows us.
I hope my words made a difference for someone.
And Nan, your "cliche' expectations are something lovely to "hope" for
Peace and Poetry.