110820 — Distance

by Irina Bernebring Journiette

It’s 1.53 am and I’m sitting alone in the dark skypeing with Anna. She’s temporarily left Cali for Cambridge and In two weeks she’ll be on her way to visit me in Sweden. We reminisce of “old” yet new times. In the background a 90’s Steven Segal movie is filling up the TV-screen. He punches and screams as Anna and I giggle and gossip. Her giggle through the black computer speakers makes me think of friendship. How far away still can be close. It’s funny how you sometimes can feel closer to people who are on the other side of the world than people who might be sitting right next to you. How the spacial concept of distance differ from the emotional concept.