What Distance Requires is What Love Brings
Whoever said that long-distance relationships are hard to maintain and last has it all wrong. True, the fact that he/she is beyond miles away, maybe in a different time zone, maybe in a different country, or maybe speaking a different language is hard for us to accept. We feel as if we lose a sense of belonging and intimacy that a short-distance relationship enables us to have. But it has been proven by many, specifically Victoria and Henry, that distance is merely a small glitch in the road that can be overcome by the might power of — you guessed it – love.
It was love at first sight. It was truly and genuinely the love at first sight that authors, romantics and optimists dream about. Victoria and Henry’s meeting was like fate. But as we all know, fate likes to play tricks on us, therefore down his sleeve was a little thing called, distance. As mentioned before, Victoria and Henry had to struggle with the fact that they lived far apart. But the way they dealt with it turned the struggle into their own special way of showing their love. The first handwritten letter sent by Victoria to Henry was the first of many to come. Take away the electronic emails, texts, and other formats of messaging that one can easily communicate through and delve into the old fashioned handwritten letters. From today’s technology, it lacks the intimacy that letters and packages have. And so for many years, Victoria and Henry exchanged letters in a way of shortening the kilometres apart. It almost reminds me of the famous movie, The Notebook, except this time they are both receiving the letters.
Distance, it does not define our relationship but rather puts it to the test. I’m not saying it will be easy, but when your love is bonded and grounded as a rock, distance is just that one moment in your life when you were apart. And for the next decades to come, that troublesome distance will only be in the long and forgotten distant past.