What is it about seeing old friends or loved ones again after an absence that makes the heart skip a beat or even leap for joy? We met up with a good friend yesterday and she had a certain glow. It must be love I said. It is seeing an old friend she said. We are gone a week now and I am longing for Jane. It is with joy that I look forward to flying home tomorrow.
People have a way of carving a space in our hearts and that space feels really empty when these people are out of sight. Absence does make the heart grow fonder. In absentia, the other person becomes more beautiful, more lovable, kinder and gentler in our memory. And it is with joyful anticipation that we look forward to being together again.
Absence is a sure test of love and friendship. True love remains faithful and true even in the absence of a loved one. True friends can pick up from they last left off when they meet again.