Life is a lot like the shore.
Sometimes its beaches are filled with happiness as smiling people bask in the warmth of the sun and frolic in the cool water.
Sometimes its lonely dunes are filled only with turbulent waves rushing onto the shore.
Making a stupid analogy like this is not difficult.
Riding out life's shifting sands is.
Keeping the faith that the laughter will return after turbulent times is even more difficult.
Then again, maybe the simple answer is Xanax.