I did cross-continents love for years and now we're on the same shore, and we've been for 8 months in one go and it's the longest.. We're married now, but I can't wait for a time off.. The arabs say: "Visit every often, you increase in your love" and I genuinely believe that. We need the separation to realize the value of the ones we love, and I've never loved my family more than this time I've been away from them.. The modern notion of love is glueing ourselves to our loved ones is not healthy, nor romantic in itself..
Good luck in your love :)
Sounds like a difficult but invigorating season. :)
Come for coffee (tea, fresh squeezed OJ, Whaler’s Rum??) when you’re visiting S sometime.
“But isn’t that true of every love affair, and of every marriage? You think you’re sailing along, and then there’s a hailstorm or the wind changes or, hell, Moby Dick rears up out of the water and smashes your damn boat. All you can do is keep swimming for your life and hope you make it to shore.”
Absolutely. That’s happening to me now. Just moved in with my girlfriend. Wow we’re in love but the initial romantic rush/thrill is over 🤣🤣
Wonderful piece! And fun to see you on Substack!
"Florida by train" ... sounds like the title of a Paul Bowles short story. Great piece and refreshingly optimistic itself!