This is what I’m afraid of.
“There had been a time, when of all the large party now filling the drawing-room…, they would have found it most difficult to cease to speak to one another…there could have been no two hearts so open, no tastes so similar, no feelings so in unison, no countenances so beloved. Now they were as strangers; nay, worse than strangers, for they could never become acquainted.”
-Persuasion, Jane Austen (p959 in my giant 5-novel book)
Now you know what I’m doing my best to not fear. Those words just make me ache all over inside, especially when the thought that it could become you and I creeps in.