a painful reminder

Soseki

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Hello,

For Jenny, the photo was a painful reminder of how happy she used to be.


Aren’t ‘the photo was a painful reminder’ and ‘how happy she used to be’contradictory to one another?

Thank you
 
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teechar

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For Jenny, the photo was a painful reminder of how happy she used to be.
Don't let that confuse you. For example, the photograph may no longer exist, or Jenny may no longer be alive.
 
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