Falling in love, that is, you are fascinated by someone, which does not mean that you cannot see anything other than that person but means that you can relax without any caution next to that person. People need such a buffer zone. Like a cushion instead of a fence. Such relationship that even if you are away, you don't feel uneasy but you unexpectedly feel the existence of that person transmitted like a ripple. From a novel "A Lake In The Sky."
September 18, 2017
from “Oriori no Kotoba” by Kiyokazu Washida, The Asahi Shimbun