The ones who have died have not truly died if they live on in our hearts or so the sages have said. We miss them, but they will always have a place with us, perhaps in some vague way or perceived way guiding us, being with us as our journey continues. That which was once here will always be here in some form or another. There is always a bridge between us that time and the idea of death cannot destroy. We are forever linked together and when the day comes that it is our turn to go to the great beyond or whatever we want to call it, there will be those that we have touched that will maintain that bond with us that death cannot shatter. We usually think death is the end, the finality of life, but this is not true.