Well, as you know, the joy is out there. It's up to you to find it. I think Christians hide easter eggs for the same reason that the marines have young recruits climb ropes. It's all about learning to look for it without having your spirit broken.
If Adam and Eve had just given in to innocence instead of thinking too much, we could all be hanging around naked today. Listening to rock'n'roll. Sounds like heaven, huh? Or Woodstock.
Use the sorrow and the loss. The good stuff is right here. It's all on the love frequency. Turn up the radio and take off your pants.