To Have Loved and Lost

I remember…
…how you always spoke up for me when I was too shy or uncomfortable to. You have more strength and courage than you give yourself credit for.

From “In Memoriam” by Sir Alfred Lord Tennyson
I hold it true,
whate’er befall,
I feel it when
I sorrow most;
‘Tis better to have loved and lost,
Than never to have loved at all.