When someone leaves our life unexpectedly, before we’re ready (and we’re never really ready), the feelings we have can be overwhelming. Fear, despair, anger, resentment, all those things are perfectly natural, perfectly normal reactions — for awhile. No one can say for how long, but they’re not meant to last forever. We need to be able to stand in the center of our grief and to see ourselves going through it, and to feel whatever it is that we feel. But somehow, eventually, we have to be able to reach inside and to touch our center, our inner core, and to release the person we love so much to something greater. Because that’s what death is.