“Nothing there is beyond hope,

nothing that can be sworn impossible,

nothing wonderful,

since Zeus,

father of the Olympians,

made night from midday,

hiding the light of the shining sun.”

Archilochus (c680–645 BCE) description of a solar eclipse.

Nothing there is beyond hope,

nothing there is impossible.

It never has been.

It never will be.

You and me, and the world will see sorrow, pain and we will see life again.


The world is made of miracles even when the moon can eclipse the sun, even when grief can eclipse love.

Even when pain can make you forget happiness.

There has never been a time when we have forgotten it forever.

There has never been a time when we didn’t fight for it to come back.


Don’t stop now.

No matter your loss you have the ability, the brain, the heart and the humanity to come back to life.

No matter what.

It is a part of your human nature, just like you were born with arms. Legs. Eyes. You were also born to fight the hardest battles. Climb the highest mountains and heal the most broken hearts.

You might not believe me just yet but your DNA is made of resilience dust. (Click to Tweet!)

It is made to overcome the biggest tragedies.

Yes, you will be forever changed, but I know you will be standing.

I know you will be growing.

I know you will be trying again to love, to live, to laugh again.

For today your homework is to cry, if you feel like crying, but after the crying is over to get up, and walk outside of your house and look at the sky. If its night time, look at the stars. If it’s day time look at the blue sky in the midst of clouds.

Don’t ever forget that life starts again in the most simple way.

Don’t underestimate your presence in the midst of the most beautiful world there is.

With life,


Image courtesy of The Telegraph.

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Christina Rasmussen is an author, speaker and social entrepreneur who believes that grief is an evolutionary experience required for launching a life of adventure and creative accomplishment.

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