So much drops away when life brings you the pain of loss.We become more human in our grief. Our strong opinions no longer seem so important and the love of one on other comes forward. We move with a simplicity and mindfulness. We become fully in the present moment because the past is different and the future is no longer there as we may have imagined. Simple things become more meaningful, we see beauty in a leaf falling, a child laughing, a cricket chirping. We become comfortable in silence with one another, we shed tears.