Come on, there are no joys when distance intervenes. There is a sequence in our daily life which becomes our favorite routine when we are pleased with it or our constant trial when we despise it. We can try and we can change things that are close to us, make them better or make them new. We can take the chance and replace them or find other ones to add. We gamble and this might be on our benefit or a great loss for us. In any case, as long as it refers to the things we have next to us, to our side, to our direct vision, the ones our senses can feel and recognize, we are able to protect and to take care of them. But the distant ones? The ones we cannot hold and those we cannot control?
There are friends who stay to our life without any effort. They are standing by us even when miles away. Then there are those that distance proves fake. Once you go they forget, because people tend to do so. And it’s ok. Sometimes you find other friends or you manage to reconnect with the lost ones. Friendship is a form of human interaction which can be felt in an instance or which might take years to be understood.
There are places that are far away from us and we feel homesick about. The distance makes us realize the good things we can find there, mostly the specific one that we call home. Being attached to places is a habit I never had the capacity to understand. But indeed I have felt as well. There are countless destinations to make you forget it. Distance needs to be covered in that case. And for the travelers, The longest the distance, the better the experience.
There are families waiting for you to cover the distance between you. Families that you belong to, families you created, families which are connected to you by blood ties or just because. You might never cover that distance but it will feel like you did. Because you know these families will be always yours, always there, always the same loving and caring ones.
There are lovers, current or past ones. Lovers you thought of having and others you never thought of. Lovers who hurt you or lovers you decided to let go. There are lovers of any kind and there might be more. There is only one lover you cannot forget. The one that even though distance holds apart, your mind and heart bring closer day by day. This is a lover you can cover miles for.
But you won’t.
Love does not need distance, Love is not fed by distance, Love is not a feeling you need to exhaust. Love is here. Or there. No other place between those two.
So no, distance has no joys. It teaches you how to be alone in a set of two, how to grow independent in a needy partnership, how to appreciate little things done in a fast and furious shared life, how to forget grudges you hold, how to store Feelings you need to show, how to...how to do endless efforts to reduce it. And that’s you gambling again, whether the love will be reduced too or instead will grow against all odds.
Gambling is a joy for some, no?