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How the Optimist Grieves

I have always considered myself to be an incurable optimist. Incurable, because no matter when bad things happen, I tend to look on the bright side by default. But how do you find the bright side of things after the unthinkable happens? After your child dies--how can any form of happiness exist beyond that reality? When your world goes dark after someone you love dies, it's hard to believe that joy will ever exist again.
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