When death brings separation from a loved one, the day becomes as night. The very air of life disappears, it seems, and you are disconnected for a time from all that you know and love. Someone you care deeply about is gone from your presence.
For the moment, life stands still. There is no sense of tomorrow or the day after, only a present sense of pain. It appears to you that life cannot go on without them.
Each experience of loss varies, but the pain of separation is common in all. The time that passes before this pain subsides and allows the possibility of a tomorrow can be very different for each one. The initial experience seems like forever, but is temporary.
The sun will rise on a new tomorrow and life will go on. Life as you know it will have changed, but life does go on and your grief adapts to that life. The memories left behind will become a soothing balm as each day passes and thoughts of a gentler time will begin to ease through your mind as you smile and remember.