I got an email from a friend and a colleague in Bosnia a couple of days ago. We both try to keep up optimism for a better future in the region, but her recent email is full of hopelessness:
"every day a bomb is thrown at a house of a returnee, every day new grave sites are uncovered, every day tears...that's how we live here..."
I hope she won't mind me sharing her words of despair. I know she is right. But I, and we, have to have hope. What is the alternative?