After thinking about the word promise for a while....I think it is a most beautiful word and can mean so much depending on the person's intent who is using it.......
Promise, as a feeling, is most interesting to me and what brought writing this musing to mind.....that feeling of "promise" was a reassuring feeling...a "you can count on it feeling" .... a don't worry..."it's going to happen and be ok kind of feeling."
Perhaps, you are thinking that what I'm talking about is "hope"..but,to me, a hopeful outcome is nothing I can count on ...no...the feeling of promise is more sure in my mind...something that can be expected to happen and there are reasons that it would or could happen.
I am so intrigued by this feeling of "promise" that it is my hope...no....it is my promise that I will write a piece of music that describes this wonderful reassuring feeling. I have been giving it a lot of thought.
I think the feeling of promise is also prevalent around this time of year...a New Year is about to begin. It is my favorite time, because a New Year is always full of possibilities and promise. I really do feel this reassuring feeling of promise as I think about the New Year and what I see laying ahead for me.
I hope , you, my reader or listener, as the case may be, see wonderful possibilities and have this wonderful feeling of promise as you think about your New Year.
Webster's Definition of Promise :
: a statement telling someone that you will definitely do something or that something will definitely happen in the future
: an indication of future success or improvement
: a reason to expect that something will happen in the future