Loving the Distance

…is patient and tolerant. It allows one to give the other person time and space to work through things alone. Standing by while ready to offer support and help at any moment is one of the greatest illustrations of love (you have proven it to me).

By German poet Rainer Maria Rilke
Once the realization
is accepted
that even between
the closest human beings
infinite distances continue,
a wonderful living side by side
can grow, if they succeed
in loving the distance
between them
which makes it possible
for each to see the other
whole against the sky.