Friday, November 30, 2007

Greener Grass

I have a friend who is falling blissfully in love with someone an airplane ride away, and I have to say I'm a mite jealous. For one thing, falling in love just seems utterly enviable and exciting. For another thing, long distance seems just dreamy.

Oh I love my family, love my life, wouldn't give it up for anything, blah blah blah, this is all just a thought...

BUT. Imagine being able to work without guilt, put things down and not have them disappear, not have anyone else put things down and never pick them up (that one is huge at the moment). You could eat whatever you wanted whenever you wanted, and get in bed with a book at 7, or stay up till 1 working and then take a nap the next day. AND two weekends or ten days a month, you could completely focus on companionship and romance and all that.

Technology seems key--with email, texting, and unlimited anywhere minutes, staying in touch would be so easy, even if it is the next best thing.

Now, I know the reality. I spent plenty of time in long-distance relationships and they were always couched in yearning and punctuated by infidelity, but back then all my relationships were couched in yearning and punctuated by infidelity. Now I'm mature and grounded and...

OK, so it's just a fantasy. But I still think it's a good one.

1 comment:

jackie said...

I had a long-distance relationship that was my bridge between high school and college and I loved it. The separate-but-together aspect was really perfect for me at that point in my life, and I also loved the condensed romance of the short visits! Of course, it ended and I went straight into an all-consuming typical college thing, but I still do think wistfully of the LD thing myself.