•I read G Wright's letter (Letters, December 1) and it occurred to me that it was the first time in a very long time that I had seen the word 'Hope' written anywhere.
The black headlines are depleting any sign of light and no living creature can live without light.
Even a seed buried under the winter earth carries enough in its heart to muddle along until the spring.
We must not forget that 'hope' is not just a word; like all emotions it is an energy, and it is a positive affirming one that enables us to grow.
I think many of us have forgotten that it is an energy we can access.
I walked my child to school today and before leaving him at the gate I handed him his lunch. Jam sandwiches for the fourth morning running. He took them and gave me a big smile and said, "Thanks a million mum, see you later."
I know how sick of them he is, but he didn't grumble or complain, he smiled. And there it was again, 'hope'.
N R Fulham