I feel kinda dumb.
I didn't read the company name on the box. What I thought was perhaps a charity with a stupid name turned out to be a parody of those "inspirational" posters that you sometimes see at work. If your job sucks, at least.
Oh, well. Live and learn I guess.
A few people did ask me what was in the box though. I answered that I had no idea. It wasn't addressed to anyone I know. I suggested that the cure for hope might be different for everyone.
A terrible diagnosis, a failed final exam, a guilty verdict, a rejected marriage proposal. Hope can be cured in so many ways - it's a wonder that it ever exists at all.
And some things, some things can remove all hope from one person yet breathe new life into another's.
Such as the situation I'm currently facing.
I don't know for sure if there's anyone that's happy about this. I think that, for now at least, I'm better off not knowing. But conventional wisdom would indicate that this is a happy event. Perhaps even a joyous one.
But not for me. For me, it's a cure for hope.
I know what's in my box. What's in yours? What would it take to cure your hope?