Being a former musician, I guess my experience of music is the best analogy for me. Take the example of a musical note (maybe the tonic note). Now, the whole piece of music is filled with varied meanings & experiences & emotions etc., but somehow when I come back to that final tonic note, all of the meaning of the entire piece is somehow encapsulated by this singular expression. It is as if the whole piece had expanded out of this singularity (which itself is infinitely loaded with potential meaning)...like the Big Bang or something. So that's how death is. We return to the tonic note...from whence all of our loves and joys and experiences came in the first place. We don't lose the things we love....we lose our apparent separation from them. And who knows, maybe we're "reincarnated" in some way (as a Martian or a photon or kinetic energy) and the game continues. Either way, as you said, YOU (the brimming note) can never be lost.
Hope that offers something.