It's Enough For This Restless Warrior Just To Be With You;

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I've shot a few long distance couples in my time as a wedding photographer, but you never really understand how it feels unless you go through it yourself. You count the days where you finally get to see each other again, the time when you spend with the other person is so precious, and you're unable to let go of each other at the airport when one of you has to leave. I am thankful that technology has advanced to a point where we could talk to each other fairly often, be it over instant messaging or Skype calls, and I wonder how was it like to have a long distance relationship in the past, where all you had were hand written letters that could possibly get lost in the mail.

This year, on the seventh lunar month (the typical slow month for wedding photographers), I took a break and flew down to Perth to visit my partner. We haven't been a couple for very long, but we've known each other for more than half a decade now, and a good duration of that time we've been really close to best friends. The feeling of being in the same place as him was so surreal, having mostly seen him through a screen. The last time I saw him in person was five years ago.

I guess, people that are meant to be together, always find their way in the end.

I spent a good portion of the trip meeting his friends and family, and another good portion just... hanging out with him. Doing simple things that we can't when we're apart like... falling asleep on his lap, tickling him, hugging him. Even something like watching a television show together seemed so special, because we can't do it normally.

I just sound so starry-eyed and emotional right now, don't I? Just thought I'd raise a glass to all those couples going through the same thing I am. Be strong, be patient, there will come a time where the distance will end, and you can finally be where you belong - in each other's arms.

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