Cormorant’s don’t have oils on their wings, so they swim beneath the surface of the water. Their shape is perfect for diving for their dinners. However, they need to invest time drying their wings in the sunshine so that they can swim again without drowning.
Grief demands that you take time to mend your heart before you can dive into affairs of the heart and prepare to dive in again. Or so that you can begin to live again without crying or remembering the pain of lose. So that you can start to remember the good times and start to feel the pain again.