‘I really like birds. I often dream about them. …I am concerned about the disappearance of birds. I have been surrounded by birds since my youth; at one time, there were thirty birds living in my house. A pigeon stayed with me for sixteen years. During the warmer times of year, she flew in and out, came back to sleep at night.

I think that hope can only have meaning or be realized through action. Consequently, hope requires action, otherwise it is just a static idea'.

Kiki Smith