To break and be reposed
One of the most trying details in losing another, is the reality that you cannot continue being the same entity, without them; their absence demands you change. And so we shape and reshape our persons many times over in life, in response to death.
And change is often difficult.
Change breaks us, imparting fissures in our ephemeral being, or soul, or personality, and over time these faults are filled so we may continue navigating life, semi-solid. They can be filled with love or anger or pain or joy, or any combination of the nearly incalculable number of human emotional states.
And these become a part of our person.
As we progress in life, through loss and the resulting grief, we are repeatedly recreated and reposed – we become the embodiment of our experiences, and share each implicitly in our engagement of the world. Through our individual persons – our continuance of life – we demonstrate the inspiring details of those we've lost.