There is no despair so absolute as that which comes of the first moments of our first great sorrow
when we have not known what it is to have suffered and healed.
to have despaired and recovered hope. George Eliot
Losing someone you love is the most painful, gut wrenching emotion you can ever feel and it changes you for the rest of your life. When I read this quote by George Eliot, I blinked at the absolute truth behind it.