It begins with all bubbles.
At that point one almost believes that all heaven was created for you.
I got drunk once and in that moment the world seemed like the heaven the pastor preached about the Sunday before: this is how a moment in love feels.
It’s all glamour until you have to escort your other human to the airport till next time.
The wahalas of a long distance relationship are a pain none can fathom.
Made worse by whether or not there’s a large water mass separating you because that only means that the time difference will strain the relationship further.
On some days you talk for a whole stretched 18 hours and on other days the conversation only stretches as far as ‘Good mornings’.
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Life thrives with so much activity but it’s never ultimately fulfilling because your other human is not there to capture that memory with you.
And therefore you keep on with life……making plans, building a future around each other, updating each other on all the activities, moods, joys, pains, the sense, the nonsense, all the family drama, all the Davids and Delilahs that hover around like evil spirits out to devour the good children of God...hehe
Months pass….you try to visit each other’s families, attend each other's family events, because above and beyond the fact they are now part of your enlarging family, you also desire to feel the presence of your other human through them. Because somehow you can talk about your other human’s childhood, likes, dislikes, with people who have loved this other human before you even knew them.
Their friends visit the country and you know that deep down you want to meet them more than they want to meet you because through them, this other human feels closer.
You imagine that since they both were breathing the same air….that somehow there was an exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide and that through the inhalation and exhalation a part of your other human was transported to you….(this shows a lot of desperation….lol)
Months pass, and your anniversary comes, you celebrate it with a phone call…maybe a Skype call.
Birthdays come, and you enjoy it but imagine how different it would have been if your other human was here to leap through this new year with you.
Anyway, what I am trying to say with many words is that long distance relationships can suck the marrow out of your bones…yet; they are the true test of love, trust and commitment. Though where there is love then trust and commitment should be engulfed in it.
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