To those who are hurting due to loss this season: I have discovered that letting go can be liberating. It is painful and sad, without a doubt, but please remember the pain is only part of the journey. The way past the pain is through it. Acknowledge it, be willing to face it consciously, understand it is a temporary state that you are moving through. Cry when you need to, laugh when you can, write if you’re inclined. The other side is acceptance, meaning and even beauty. Honor your lost love through the embodiment of their finest qualities. Be good to yourself along the way. It’s a process; not an event.