Imagine having John Watson.
Before this present time, there were a very great number of years when he did not have John Watson.
And now that, once more, he does not have John Watson the situation has arguably only returned – after six hundred and two days of abnormality – to a resting state.
It should be exactly the same as before.
But it is not the same.
Lossemerges to be tangibly different from never-having-possessed, even though logically the reasons for this are scarce.
Humanity, perhaps, makes the margin of error, as so often.