There is a level of permanence to all connections. Once a bond emerges it cannot be severed. Relationships change and distance can occur but you are forever joined. We are influenced by everyone we have ever connected to. We are reminded of words spoken and time spent together. Even when we grieve; we are reminded that a part of who they are remains within our character. We learn from their mistakes as well as our own. When they shared their thoughts, they became intertwined with our own. When we think of our own opinions and beliefs, we are reminded of theirs. They become a constant presence within the thoughts that we hold. You can connect in a moment and then you are joined for the rest of your life. There is no distance, only connection.