"It's only after we've lost everything that we're free to do anything."
- Chuck Palahniuk , Fight Club
We've all lost something along the way; whether its things that can't be replaced, people who are gone forever or people will just not return. And although we could never be able to truly understand someone else's loss, the emotions are just the same. But maybe its in losing that we can sometimes gain.
When something is taken away from us, we're given an opportunity to find out who we really are, and perhaps also to find out who we are without what we no longer have. When something or someone is suddenly gone, a layer is stirpped away from our veneers and we're closer to our real selves.
It is never easy letting go, no matter what it is that is being let go of. Sometimes the most painful experiences can be chances in disguise for us to find out what lies beneath the surface of who we are.