These past couple of months I met with three different friends that had just lost a loved one. It's never easy to accept the impermanence of our lives and our loved ones but I believe the soul is the evergreen that continues on. While in conversation with one of my friends, I told her that the way I see it is that, 'she just left the party earlier than you did, and I feel you will see her again later.'
We all have tendencies to hold on to people, and things so tightly that we forget that life is constantly evolving and cycling. Nothing really stays the same no mater how hard we wish for it. The changing agent is not just about the new, the birth, the growth, but also about the end, the death.
Here is a beautiful story that helps me to remember impermanence.
The story is told of an American tourist who visited the 19th century Polish rabbi, Hofetz Chaim. Astonished to see that the rabbi's home was only a simple room filled with books, plus a table and a bench, the tourist asked, "Rabbi, where is your furniture?"