I never really took into consideration the emotional effect(s) the above quote expresses until Eddie passed away. I would hear this being said by a few acquaintences, but mostly dialogue on television shows/movies. When it was spoken I remember not thinking much of it, but just taking it as a part of a story and simply not very seriously.
It’s interesting that now, when I hear/read this line, it brings me immediately to the thoughts of Eddie and now I can’t help but simply agree and feel compassion for others who have experienced such a loss.
There truly isn’t a day that goes by where Eddie isn’t in my thoughts. I guess that’s all part of coping and it helps me feel like he’s still close, even if by a small degree.