I didn't have to be anywhere near him to feel him, I didn't have to hear his voice saying "I love you" to know he did, and I didn't have to be with him to know he was mine in every way.I finally found the truth behind "it is better to have loved and lost, then to have never loved at all." I found my other half, that ever so natural love that can consume you and grow even in solitude. I didn't have to be anywhere near him to feel him, I didn't have to hear his voice saying "I love you" to know he did, and I didn't have to be with him to know he was mine in every way. It was a love that was so easy to feel, it was mind blowing and frightening all at once. The strange thing is, I never saw it early on, I never identified that what was building between us was this everlasting love... he did, he just never said anything. That was high school. Then I moved away. Ten years I was gone from his life, he was gone from mine.... and one day I walked through his front door, and like a ton of bricks falling down on me, I was overwhelmed with emotions I couldn't even understand at that time. We spent the next four years exploring those feelings, fighting them, enjoying them, struggling with them, and coming to terms with the reality that even though life was not going to allow this most beautiful love to exist... it will always survive within each of us. We both will go on with our lives, even with other people, and we will love, but never like that. Any other love will pale in comparison, and as true as our love is for one another, so is that statement. I have went on with my life and have met a wonderful man, who I love deeply, but it is in a realm not remotely close to the love I once knew, and unfortunately it never will.