I have a hard time with good-byes -- not deaths, but people moving out of my life. My friend Amber calls it "people hoarding." Yes, I am a people hoarder. ~~GH
As Richard Bach puts it in "Illusions":
Don't be dismayed at good-byes. A farewell is necessary before you can meet again.
And meeting again, after moments or lifetimes, is certain for those who are friends.