I have several good friends who live long distances from me. Thousands of miles. We are seldom physically together. But we are often “together” in spirit. My friend, Elaine, will call me unexpectedly because she has been thinking about me. Always, there is something going on in my life that signals her to give me a call. Several other friends and I reconnect once a year or so, and even though we are seldom together, when we do meet up…. it’s like picking up a conversation from the day before, We are connected in some way.
My mother seemed to always be close to me, even when she wasn’t. She would appear at my doorstep when I needed her most. I would pick up the phone to call her and the phone would ring… it would be her.