The Germans have a linguistic practice that is quite unusual. When they lack a word for something, they cram two or more words together into one, making a new word to describe that thing. For instance, in some primordial time, Germanic peoples presumably did not have a word for “pet,” as in a domesticated animal. Thus, they took “Haus” (house) and “Tier” (animal) and rammed them together, creating today’s word for pet: Haustier (house animal). Strange as that may seem, it gets more interesting when it comes to words that the Germans have that the rest of us do not. With this same frame of mind, “Resilient Joy” seems an oxymoron upon a cursory examination.