We have been together for over five years.
We spent plenty of time together -- living; walking; driving; working; sleeping; taking showers; sometimes traveling; meeting his or my friends...
However, what I felt was we were just sharing spaces physically -- simply coexisting in a same place at the same time, without relationships or exchanges -- we were like two mindless prisoners fettered together.
This summer, he came back to China, and I'm staying in US, organizing and editing photos taken several months ago, in which he appears here and there, and sometimes me. I looked at those photos from both the perspectives of spectator and participator, and felt something changing.
From my eyes; from his eyes.
I could not tell exactly, but definitely, something is changing -- might be the relationship -- when we are apart from each other.