This was written by my friend Skeptic - a person of much originality it must be said. I share here that all may be (ahem) up lifted....
How farts are like hope--
1. May not truly be appreciated except by its originator.
2. Can be long-lasting, but also tend to dissipate over time.
3. Some are secret, some everybody knows about.
4. Some seem destined to catch fire.
5. Can be more than just fleeting - they can produce results that are visible, durable, and tenacious.
6. Can usually be expressed only around closest friends and family.
7. May pop out unexpectedly.
8. Not easy to repress once you think about it.
9. Can awaken you in the middle of the night with a deadly urgency.
10. Can make you realise you have a hard job ahead of you.