Absence Makes The Heart Grow Fonder

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Jim (my BF) sent this to me today. Since he lives in CT and I live in NY, we don’t have the luxury of getting together or hanging out together whenever we want, or as often as we’d like. It’s frustrating. I’m grateful for how often we do get to see each other, but still selfishly wish it were easy to do so on the spur of the moment or when an evening suddenly frees up for either of us. Texts and FaceTime help, but it’s just not the same.

It got me to thinking how many people, I consider friends, who are far away and I don’t get to see much of, if at all. I have met and befriended a handful of bloggers that I would love to see more, but we all live in different areas of the country, (and some in other countries all together) so that makes it difficult if not impossible to see each other.

It is bittersweet: I  get to connect with so many great people from all over whom I’d have never met without today’s technology, but I don’t actually get to see most of them, in person. If I had the time, I’d  love to get in a car and drive cross country, seeing all my long distance friends, then grab a flight and see those who live even farther away.

Ultimately, I am happy to have these cross-country and worldwide connections,  and I am grateful that I have met so many, but I do wish it was easier to meet and get together with everyone, whenever I wanted. Until then, I’ll have to settle for reading and sharing blogposts and connecting via Facebook and Texts.

And, all things considered, Jim being just 2 hours away, ain’t so bad after all.

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11 Responses to Absence Makes The Heart Grow Fonder

  1. Hopefully one of these days I’ll head to the Northeast and get to see you!

  2. Ron says:

    This January Pat and I will be in LA. Join us!!

  3. wcs says:

    I’m in the planning stages for a trip home next spring. If things work out, maybe we can get together then? It’d be great to see you and Jeffrey again!

  4. 3rdnlong says:

    Distance is not for the fearful; it is for the bold. It’s for those who are willing to spend a lot of time alone in exchange for a little time with the one they love. It’s for those knowing a good thing when they see it, even if they don’t see it nearly enough.

  5. D@vid says:

    It seems people halfway around the world know more about what’s going on with me than people half a mile away. I think it really helps that the distance and the infrequency Of seeing each other makes your interaction stronger

  6. “It got me to thinking how many people I consider friends, who are far away and I don’t get to see much of, if at all. I have met and befriended a handful of bloggers that I would love to see more, but we all live in different areas of the country” – I feel the same way, dear. I would LOVE to see my boyfriends more often than I do. 😦

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