Simply this - I lack an ability to express my emotions with words. Just saying how much I miss Margaret will never adequately convey the magnitude of what I am feeling.
Yesterday, I read several online sources like Medium and Quora and found a stellar example of another writer's work on loneliness. I also read posts by people who have suffered greater losses than I and I found myself feeling better - as in, my losses seem small by comparison. Often I have said that knowing someone has lost millions will never make me feel better about having lost "only hundreds of thousands." But, when it comes to losing people, I feel differently about that and the comparison seems valid.
OK, I've lost it. My train of thought has left the station and I'm still on the platform. My search for images on Unsplash has derailed this commute. I'm done, but I'll share my post from Medium for you here. This was my response to a writer who produced a well-crafted post on the topic of loneliness. Her work is here: https://www.hettyla.com/about
OK, I forced it. But when I say I'm going to do something, I'll fake it to make it.