Hope Deferred Makes the Heart Sick

The trains are moving slowly across the yard.
Coiled tungsten filament
Mixing inert gasses at low pressure

Featured on the front of this year’s t-shirt is the light bulb of hope.  It was originally designed as artwork for Godspeed You! Black Emperor’s F# A# Infinity, though by who specifically I’m unsure (probably Mr. Efrim Menuck).  On the original design a Russian word could be seen written across the top of the screw cap, but instead I wrote in “Esperanza” – the Spanish word for “hope.” 
Until ‘Allelujah! Don’t Bend! Ascend! was released, and the subsequent tour was underway, the members of Godspeed were opposed to printing t-shirts and selling merchandise at their concerts due to their anti-consumerism ideology, and in fact they encouraged fans to design and print unique Godspeed shirts of their own.  So, I have done just that for this year’s mission team.  
Remember, hope is a good thing.  Maybe the best of things.   And no good thing ever dies.

In haste,

WUMC Youth & Tra la la band