Oceans Apart

I am such a softie these days. If anyone has been reading my posts for a while – you may know that the man I love is now living on the opposite side of the planet from me and has no plans to return to England any time soon. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

However…as I have mentioned many a time, I knew that would be the case when I met him, and I have had a long time to prepare myself. Currently, I need to be near-ish my family and support network. Much as I would love to book myself a one-way ticket to Adelaide, Australia, that is really not a clever thing to do right now.

IMG_20180722_123051 (2)So instead you all have to put with me being a hopeless romantic and occasionally lamenting my lovely Goldfinch being so far away from me. You are all so lovely!!! What would I do without being able to pour out my feelings in my posts? Thank you for putting up with me! And oh your gorgeous comments!ย  โคย  I am deeply grateful for the supportive and kindly comments that have come my way from so many lovely bloggers.

When you are in love – songs take on a completely different significance to you – have you found that? Even songs you may have found a bit corny in the past are suddenly just perfect at expressing exactly your feelings.

I wrote a goodbye letter to Goldfinch …and I put it into his suitcase so that he could only read it when he reached Australia. But I took photographs of it because I wanted to keep a record of all I said to him. I can’t bring myself to read it again because I am sure I will be in floods of tears. But one thing I do remember saying is that whatever he chose for his future (and I wished him to be happy and healthy as possible), if he ever needed me, then I hoped I would be able to come immediately to be there for him.

When I saw that Jim had selected the theme of OCEAN/SEA for this week’s SONG-LYRIC-SUNDAY I found several songs running around my head. But I opted for this one because it is so lovely and soppy – very much like me when I think of Goldfinch!

Oceans apart, day after day
And I slowly go insane
I hear your voice on the line
But it doesn’t stop the pain

If I see you next to never
How can we say forever?

Wherever you go, whatever you do
I will be right here waiting for you
Whatever it takes or how my heart breaks
I will be right here waiting for you

I took for granted, all the times
That I thought would last somehow
I hear the laughter, I taste the tears
But I can’t get near you now

Oh, can’t you see it, baby
You’ve got me going crazy

Wherever you go, whatever you do
I will be right here waiting for you
Whatever it takes or how my heart breaks
I will be right here waiting for you

I wonder how we can survive
This romance
But in the end if I’m with you
I’ll take the chance

Oh, can’t you see it, baby
You’ve got me going crazy

Wherever you go, whatever you do
I will be right here waiting for you
Whatever it takes or how my heart breaks
I will be right here waiting for you
Waiting for you

ย – Written by Richard Marx


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33 thoughts on “Oceans Apart”

  1. I once wrote a goodbye message. It was heartfelt. I chose to keep no record of it. But I will remember the last line of that message always, forever.
    It brings me to tears.
    I can understand how you feel. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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    1. He has left me with some very happy memories! When he was leaving I said I expected him to be an abysmal penpal and he nodded in agreement. But he has been amazing. I am so glad to still enjoy the wonderful friendship we have from so far away.


  2. This song hits home for me. My first love sent me this song after I had moved away from him (Missouri to Hawaii). I cried when I heard it because thatโ€™s how I felt too. Iโ€™m sorry you are going through this but you never know, life may bring the two of you back together again one day

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    1. Thank you so much Wanda.
      Love brings such joy and such tears hey! We never know what will change. But I try to keep enjoying the here and now. At the moment I have a gorgeous Australian penpal!

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      1. Yes, love can be bittersweet.
        And Iโ€™m glad to hear that you are enjoying the here and now. Iโ€™m trying to do that too as I have a very ill husband. Enjoy your pen pal!!


    1. He and I are not going to be ceasing communication any time soon. We have good reason to stay in touch.

      But the whole living on the opposite side of the planet is set to continue also.

      I have a coffee-date with a very nice man….Goldfinch knows. I know that he will be dating too. But I think he is naturally more interested to know that I am safe with whoever I am spending time with.

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        1. Well… it’s reality!

          The reality is we are 10,100 miles apart. So we can only give to each other and receive from each other on the phone, through e-mails…

          …we talked all about this before he left Coffee. We are both on the same page about what is unfair to demand or expect.

          I do love the bones of him – and I have something very special to share with him. So I am not letting go.

          But I am accepting the reality and he and I are both going to live life.

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            1. Well…you know I could stay in bed all day weeping…there are days I might have felt that way. But all that would happen is I would have puffy ankles, my butt would become huge and I would probably lose my job for taking too many sick days!

              Goldfinch wants me to be happy and healthy and live life to the full…which is pretty much exactly what I want for him too.

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  3. I love that song. โ€˜Iโ€™m indoors and I met in the US in 2005 . He lived here, I lived in England. We started out as friends then started dating in 2006 and eventually married in 2011. What will be will be ๐Ÿ˜Š


  4. The piano and overlay of the guitar even without the words give me chills in the best way possible. Thanks for sharing; being apart can’t be easy. Hope the song is comforting.

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    1. It’s a great track isn’t it. Really tugs on our heart strings.

      I think love songs do help at times…even if they only help by cajoling tears out of me, that still brings a sense of relief. There are other days, I realize I can’t bear to hear a love song!

      It’s not easy! But I am so pleased with the wonderful memories he left me…and that he is proving to be a much better penpal than I ever expected!

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  5. ๐Ÿ™‚ Yes…
    …although Kay put it well when he told Jay: “Try it”

    But Jim, I am truly grateful for every moment I have had with Goldfinch and what he has left me with.


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