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"The Persistence of Loss" by Vladimir Costa

The feeling of loss can be likened to being adrift on a small boat in the middle of the ocean on a moonless night, with no land in sight and no hope of rescue. The darkness is all-encompassing, pressing in from all sides, and the sounds of the water lapping against the boat's hull create a disorienting sense of vertigo. The vast expanse of the ocean is both awe-inspiring and terrifying, reminding us of our own smallness and vulnerability in the face of the universe.


In these moments of deep sorrow and grief, the world can feel like a cruel and uncaring place. We may feel as though we are alone in our boat, with no one to share our pain or help guide us towards calmer waters. The darkness can be suffocating, making it difficult to breathe and impossible to see anything beyond the narrow confines of our vessel.


Despite these overwhelming feelings of despair and hopelessness, however, there is still the possibility of hope. Even when the night is at its darkest, there is still the promise of a new dawn on the horizon. The stars above serve as a guiding light, offering a glimmer of hope in an otherwise pitch-black world.


But it takes persistence and resilience to keep rowing forward, to keep our eyes fixed on that distant horizon. The journey of loss is a long and treacherous one, filled with unpredictable twists and turns. We must confront the harsh reality of our own mortality and come to terms with the impermanence of life. We must also find the courage to face our own vulnerability and learn to accept our own limitations.


In these moments of deep sorrow and grief, we must also remember that we are not alone. Others have walked this same path before us, and they have emerged stronger and more resilient on the other side. We can draw strength from their stories, and from the knowledge that we too can weather the storm of loss.


So even as we navigate the choppy waters of loss, we must hold on to the hope that there is a light on the horizon. We must trust in our own ability to endure and persist in the face of adversity. For in the persistence of loss, there is still the possibility of renewal and growth. create a excerpt for that

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