That sure is a lovely, comforting yellow flower. That sure is a lovely, comforting notion.
And yet, despite the considerable hope Christopher Reeve communicated, over and over, it wasn’t possible, was it? It didn’t happen, did it? He never walked. He’s dead.
The message behind the faux-serenity yellow-flower making its way across social media is not uplifting. It’s a denigrating message: if with hope anything is possible, then if what you hope for doesn’t happen, then it’s your fault, you worm, because you just didn’t hope enough.