These two words have been echoing in my mind all week. There are so many implications, situations and applications.
How far can someone push you before you break? How far do you let them go to preserve your relationship? Each person will have a different answer to these same questions and, truth be told, to every single question with these two words, unless you are talking about a measured distance, of course.
Even when talking about measured distance itself, the question can be ‘How far can your loved one be for it to still work?’
We are in a world connected by the wonderful internet. Messages travel thousands of miles in seconds and you are able to meet people you would never have met otherwise. You make friends like this. I certainly have. I have met a few in person and they’re not ‘online friends’ anymore. They are FRIENDS.
Others, who live further away, have connected with me on my personal social network. They know my real name, my face, see pictures of me with my daughter and I access the same info. We have each other’s phone numbers and we are free to call.
It’s a great dynamic but my question remains: how far?
It’s a subtle shift for one of these ‘friends’ to turn into more. Can you fall in love with someone so far away from you?
I am talking to someone. I can’t say I am in love but we have become what each other needs right now: someone who cares, someone who understands and someone who listens; Someone who wants, someone who desires and someone who feels.
We are friends and we help each other through with 4129 miles between us. We make one another smile when things get really tough.
I don’t believe we could make it work in this case. There are other complications that I am well aware of and that we often talk about, but what if that special person lives just as far?
How far will you go for love?