Mourning is not forgetting....It is an undoing. Every minute tie has to be untied and something permanent and valuable recovered and assimilated from the knot. The end is gain, of course. Blessed are they that mourn, for they shall be made strong, in fact. But process is like all human births--painful, long, and dangerous.
The Tiger in Smoke (pp. 41-2)
by Margery Allingham