Eberhard Fischer, a 76-year-old man in Allgäu, Bavaria, reaches deep into his treasure chest when reality once again embitters his life. He calls his ritual “Remembering Happiness.” Five years ago, Fischer lost the most important thing he had: his connection to his wife. She had become demented after a stroke. He tried to care for her for two years, then had to put her in a care facility.

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