Yikes. This is not a good moment for our guy. This line assumes that a memory and grief in general are things that can be satisfied with a finite amount of mourning, which hardly seems brimming with compassion and empathy. If you've ever been truly sad, you'll know that, yes, time does heal, but there is no amount of mourning that can completely satisfy a deep grief. So maybe this guy better can it before he sticks his foot even farther into his mouth.