Maybe you've not yet felt that overwhelming connection with a person.....that stuns or shocks your system to the core.
I am in my mid 40's and saddened by your comments, that you have to "be" around someone to "be" in love. Letters, memories, take hold and as long as we don't put those memories on a pedestal or make the memories more than they were...love can last and deepen over time, even if we aren't near the person we love.
I've always said that parents who make fun of their children or say they can't know what love is at a young age, are forgetting. Or they just never experienced that kind of connection themselves at a young age. Your comments kind of remind me of that.
Love is ageless.....it can take hold of us at 10 and last until we are 90, or take hold of us at 50, 60 and older and last until we die.
Memories of survival, where people depend on each other not just for the basics, but to truly survive emotionally, are so much more intense than I can even imagine. Those are emotions we can't dismiss, or make fun of....until we live through some horrible trauma ourselves, we can't even begin to understand the connection, that stays over time. It is a part of them...that will never leave, never truly fade, that helped to form who they became, despite other loves, other family and friends. Their friendship and love for each other as children....saved them. Why wouldn't it last through the ages? It is an unconditional and lasting love.
Not trying to annoy, but am so disappointed when anyone of any age can't imagine that a love from long ago or anytime can't last or be rekindled years later.
It can and it does.