Hope is never extinguished although many people may try. Hope however is not always a raging fire, consuming everything as it breathes. Sometimes hope is a single ember, barely glowing in the cold night air. But that ember has power, more power than you could possibly imagine.
Hope like fire requires the right conditions to prosper. It requires oxygen, it requires a gentle breeze and it requires wood. At the worst of times hope is all we have, in the best of times hope is all we need.