Roger de Bussy-Rabutin wrote, “Absence is to love what wind is to fire; it extinguishes the small, it inflames the great.”
Perhaps this is because absence, like wind, is a force unto itself.
For those who make themselves available to its presence, space reveals itself to be more than a mere void.
The establishing of outer space facilitates the expansion of inner space.
The distance we set between ourselves and others is capable of opening new places in our awareness and, consequently, new possibilities in our relationships.
Sometimes the best way to get closer is not by collapsing space, but by creating it.