In Conversation with Rebecca Solnit


Hope for me… just means… a coming to terms with the fact that we don’t know what will happen, and maybe there’s room for us to intervene. And that we have to let go of the certainty people seem to love more than hope… We live in a very surprising world.

In the latest episode of On Being, author Rebecca Solnit speaks with Krista Tippett about transformation in the wake of disasters, finding home in open spaces, the varieties of ferocious love, and much more. Have a listen here.

Stephanie Bento is a writer, classical cellist, and photographer living in Washington, DC. In her writing, she is interested in exploring the musicality of sound and form, and our connection to time and place. Find out more about her creative work at, or say hello/bonjour on Twitter @saudadebelle. More from this author →