Parting is such sweet sorrow
so said the Bard of Avon in his play “Romeo & Juliet-. Not all parting is sweet but is sorrow nevertheless. When one loses his beloved of many years the loss is immense. It takes a long time to heal the wound and live down the agony of separation.
It is the law of nature that there is death for every one born into this world. As one is adding on years to one’s life the journey in life to the eventual end will come nearer and nearer to reach its consummate denouement. While it is not the design of the almighty that one should welcome the end it is part of a larger circle of life and death. Human nature is such that while one welcomes a birth with joy, a death is unwelcome as it entails grief and sorrow. The departure of one’s beloved from our midst is difficult to come to terms with immediately after the event, but one has to learn to live with it. The pain will have to eventually give place to thoughts of recalling happy memories and erase from our mind the harsh realities we have had to undergo. Beautiful memories should flood our mind of the happy times we had with the departed during his/her life time. This is the only way we retain the pleasant time we had instead of mourning the dead for ever.
Countless men and women die every minute of the day and it will not be realistic to mourn every one. The loss will be immeasurable to those dear and near but it has to be borne philosophically by the concerned persons. It is the only way that a balance can be struck amidst the rise in the population.