Stat sua cuique dies / To each his day is given. (The Aeneid (X.467)) Maél is mé tó féran. / Time it is for me to go. (Beowolf, 316-319) ὤλετο μέν μοι νόστος / - Lost is my homecoming(Homer; Illiad) C'est pour cela que je suis née - I was born for this(Joan of arc) C'est pour cela que je suis née - I was born for this(Joan of arc) この道や / 行く人なしに / 秋のくれ / Along this road / Goes no one / This autumn eve. (Bashō) Ne me plaignez pas - Do not Pity me(Joan of Arc)
Relationship is both a journey into intimacy with another and a journey into intimacy with Self. We forget that. We think it’s all about other, but that is not true. Indeed, if our journey into another’s heart does not take us into our own, then our progress on the path is interrupted.
We need time to internalize. We need time to breathe and be alone. It is part of the cycle. We move together and apart. If we do not move apart, we cannot come back together.