A Buddhist might disagree, but I believe that desire is good, as long as we focus our energy on the right things. My aunt refers to her youth as “the hungry years.” And who remembers hunger better than the poor, the politically repressed, the immigrant, the migrant… And their children? Despite all of their struggles, Latinos are celebrating their accomplishments and their potential now more than ever. We have earned a buoyancy of the spirit that comes from witnessing our families rise, step by hard-working step. While so many Americans see decline, millions of Latinos see assent. A seed of hope has blossomed within us that we now have the opportunity and the privilege to pass on, from our own homes and communities and beyond, wherever it is needed.