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Appreciation after loss

Posted by R. Berg on June 08, 2007

In Reply to: Phrase posted by Victoria S Dennis on June 07, 2007

: : Is there a phrase/idiom that means something like: "only after you lose someone do you appreciate what they have done for you or how good they have been to you"?

: How about the Joni Mitchell lyric, "Don't it always seem to go/ That you don't know what you've got/ Till it's gone"? (VSD)

"You never miss the water till the well runs dry." That's an old one. ~rb