When a dream dies, mourn for its death. Mourn for what could have been, mourn for what is not, mourn for what can never be. Mourn so that you know what you’ve lost. Mourn so that its soul rests in peace. Mourn so that when you dream your next dream, it’s not dreamt on the foundation of the ashes of the old one, but on a clean slate.
Don’t be in a hurry to move on. Don’t be in a hurry to wash it from your memory. Don’t be in a hurry to find a substitute.
Give time for wounds to heal. Let them gnaw at your soul. Keep them uncovered, but not unattended. Be aware of the pain, but let it consume you.
Deal with the loss, don’t run away from it.