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Distant Memories

Published July 5, 2014 by Jess Arwen

Somehow inspired by The Daily Post’s An Odd Trio: Today, you can write about whatever you what — but your post must include, in whatever role you see fit, a cat, a bowl of soup, and a beach towel.

If you’ve ever been in a long-distance relationship, you understand how tough it can be not being able to be with your significant other for months at a time.  Sometimes you don’t know when you’ll see your best friend again. Oddly enough, missing Ted has as much to do with a cat (or six cats), a bowl of soup, a beach towel, and as many other random things as you can think of.

For the first part, I used to hate cats. They scratch, bite, and are usually pretty antisocial. My dislike for them, however, had to change the first time I visited my boyfriend at his house. Since his mom works at a Vet Hospital, she comes across a lot of unwanted animals who need a good home, so she takes them in. Thus, the first time I visited Ted (and stayed for a few days), I had to get used to being surrounded by cats.

He may have actually turned me into a crazy cat lady, but I guess that’s a post for another day! Of his family’s cats though, I do have my favourites, and if they ever wanted to get rid of a cat or two, I’d take them without a second thought!

When you’re in a long distance relationship, you may not get to see each other often, but you get the chance to send each other packages! Ted sends me the sweetest care packages when I’m sick, full of chicken noodle soup shaped like my favourite cartoon characters, and it’s close to him being there to nurse me back to health.
It means a lot that he sends me soup and other get well foods! Whenever I sip on a bowl of soup now, I think of him (as if I’m not thinking of him already!).

One GREAT thing about long distance is that you can plan vacations to meet each other halfway! Our last vacation was spent at the beach, which was the first time I’d been since I was little, so instead of simply chilling on a beach towel trying to get a tan, we dug a giant hole in the sand. It was so deep that I could stand up straight in it and not see out the top. Then, we built a fortified castle wall around it and had a blast! A couple of our friends were with us, so they all buried me in the hole (with my head sticking out). It was the most fun I’d had in a long time.

Luckily, with distance, you always have amazing memories of your significant other. It’s almost easier than always being together. When you don’t get much time together, you don’t get much time to fight, so virtually all your memories of the other person are happy ones! Though distance is difficult and depressing at times, it also teaches us that love certainly has nothing to do with your proximity to your special one. It’s most definitely about the kinds of long-distance memories you have with them.