The beginning of love is to let those we love be perfectly themselves, and not twist them to fit our own image. Otherwise we love only the reflection of ourselves we find in them.
It’s difficult to function when your heart is elsewhere.
I think the most difficult part of loving someone from afar is not being able to be at their aid when ill. It’s already hard enough not being able to hold them close when healthy..
I left a part of my heart in NY.