I can tell that it is only the fact that I know what it looked like before that bothers me. If I had never seen the pair, I would think, "How beautiful!" But, the more I look at the new scene, the more I realize, that one tree that stands there now seems to have expanded, and fills the space all by itself. It seems like it has spread its arms out to fill up the emptiness. The only empty space is when I look at the trunk. There were two trunks.
Change is like that. What can be so shocking in life, often turns out to have its own beauty...after the storm.