Sadness isn’t linear. It’s not like hourglass sand, slowly running out until one day it’s gone. Sadness surprises you with its ability to hide and then confront you at the most unexpected moments. You want to get through things and get past them and move on, but life isn’t like that. You collect life as you go along. Some things you gladly embrace and keep close to you forever; others you can’t shake off, but maybe you can bury them in the bottom of your pack. You’ll still come across them when you’re looking for something else.
And so it goes. Life is exceedingly wonderful. But sometimes it demands a little strength.