Magical thinking

“It was New Year’s Day, a day I had longed to reach. We widows and widowers become adept at magical thinking. It’s easy, and necessary, to fool oneself that a step from one calendar to the next will dull the pain.”

https://www.newyorker.com/culture/personal-history/on-losing-a-husband-and-almost-losing-a-wedding-ring/

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