Oh, this gave me shivers. There's such a calmness in the tone, almost a sureness, but there's also a twinge of sadness. Because you know absence but you refuse to let it be the definition of "nothing". There is still something to be found in someone's absence. If we think of them at peace, doing what they love, it brings us a consolation too. It's like this battle between reality and what our heart is telling us, that this person physically may be distant, yet their soul is more than just a body.