It’s hard being parted from the one you love, when they live far away and you don’t see them often enough.
People surprise me, including myself. Impressions given, impressions received. Tensions between conforming and breaking away, between appearances and what lies beneath them, between people’s inner and outer selves; the continuous effort to keep the gaps closed, and the glimpses you get of what the gaps show. Assumptions being wrong. Doubt, self-delusion and hope. The comic, the tragic. Honesty. Quirks.