A hummingbird wishing for a safe migration journey across the Gulf of Mexico,
Birders wishing someone would get a clear photo as undisputable evidence of the possible existence of an Ivory-billed Woodpecker,
And, for those of us in New England, that the Boston Red Sox will come from being down 3 games to 1, against the Cleveland Indians, to go on to win the American League Championship and then the World Series.
Note that only 10 times in baseball history has a team come from being down 3-1 in the postseason to win the ALCS and then the World Series. Of the 65 teams who have trailed 3-1 in the postseason, only 10 have come back to win. Guess what? The last team to do it was the 2004 Red Sox who came back from a 3-0 score against the Yankees in the ALCS and then won the World Series.
So, there is always hope.
Photos © Lillian Stokes, 2007