Seeing Differently. Today I went to a retirement party for a woman who was an essential part of HOPE Cooperative for 33 years. I have known her for 21 of those years. She is a creative, compassionate and sometimes driven person. Today I saw her with her husband and daughter. She instantly became more human, more approachable and a bit fragile. I saw a small piece of the support that her family had been through the years. No one stands alone.