A few weeks ago I heard a beautiful (true) story on the radio about a man who set sail at age 70 to sail the world. His beloved wife of fifty years had recently died and he decided to translate his life entirely. He sold everything he owned, purchased a sailboat and named it The Betty Ann after his now deceased wife. He invited friends and family all over the world to join him for a while when it suited, and they did. He sailed The Betty Ann for thirteen self described wonderful years.
There is so much I love about this story, but I think chief among those threads is the idea that this gentleman took the wonderful life he and his wife had shared and transformed its meaning into something newly rich and beautiful. He both honored her and further invested in the life they shared together while creating something new.