“I’m OK,” I told my friend. “I’m not going to be crying in corners.” But he said “Oh yes you will, and plenty, but that’s OK. It is OK to cry, to mourn a loss, any loss.”
And I did cry. However accepting of the situation I am, I am sad. Not so much for myself. For him, for how life has such a sense of humor and brings things on all at once. I am very hopeful and ready to move on, but first I have to mourn and adjust. Don’t we all?